What Happened on August 26, 2000

Historical Events

  • Australia clinches first Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 19-18 win over South Africa in Durban; Wallabies centre Stirling Mortlock lands 4 penalties and a conversion

Famous Deaths

  • Akbar Adibi, Iranian engineer and professor (electronics and VLSI technology), dies at 61
  • Lynden Pindling, Bahamas 'Father of the Nation' Prime Minister of Bahamas (1967-92), dies at 70
  • [Douglas] Allen Woody, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), dies at 44
2000 Highlights

About August 26, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Doesn't Really Matter - Janet
  • UK #1 Song: Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller