On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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

  • Clyde Walcott, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1926)
  • Rainer Barzel, German politician CDU-CSU) and minister, dies at 82