On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2006

Historical Events

Music History

David Gilmour performs with his band and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra before a crowd of 50,000 at GdaƄsk Shipyard, Poland

  • New Zealand retain Tri Nations Rugby Series with 45-26 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 4 conversions

Famous Weddings

  • "Days of our Lives" actor Billy Warlock (45) weds actress Julie Pinson in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), dies at 79
  • Rainer Barzel, German politician CDU-CSU) and minister, dies at 82
  • Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), dies at 80
2006 Highlights

About August 26, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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