On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1981

Historical Events

  • 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
  • 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
  • French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnathan Wendel, American professional video gamer, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Kertus Davis, American auto racer (competition director NASCAR team JD Motorsports), born in Gaffney, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • FC Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79

Person of interestHoward Hanson

Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
  • Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (co-founding the Inland Waterways Association), dies at 66
1981 Highlights

About February 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces