On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • Anıl Eraslan, Turkish jazz and classical cellist, and composer (Sert Sessizler), born in Burdur, Turkey
  • Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player, born in Uranium City, Saskatchewan
  • Jamie Fiske, liver transplant recipient
  • Natalie Gauci, Australian Idol 2007 winner, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Natasha Bedingfield, British singer (Unwritten), born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
  • Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Famous Weddings

Miles Davis

Legendary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds American "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby; divorced, 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Max Euwe, Dutch world chess champion (1935-37), dies at 80
1981 Highlights

About November 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Thanksgiving (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius