On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Hull Kirk, Australian golfer (British Open 2010 runner-up; 3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Li Na, Chinese tennis player (French Open 2011, Australian Open 2014), born in Wuhan, China
  • Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model & actress, born in Daegu, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), dies at 86