On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
  • Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

KuwaitHighway of Death

Coalition planes bomb Iraqi forces retreating from Kuwait during the Gulf War, killing hundreds and creating the so-called 'Highway of Death'
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The so-called Highway of Death in Iraq after coalition planes repeatedly bombed it during Operation Desert Storm
The so-called Highway of Death in Iraq after coalition planes repeatedly bombed it during Operation Desert Storm
  • Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
  • NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
  • Signs of Iran crude now an option for US refiners, but no imports from Iran likely in near future

Famous Deaths

  • Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75