On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 2008

Historical Events

  • Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

Famous Deaths

  • Marc Moulin, Belgian jazz and rock pianist (Placebo), and journalist, dies of throat cancer at 66

Paul Newman

Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), auto racer and team owner (Newman/Haas Racing) and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83


2008 Highlights

About September 26, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: So What - P!nk
  • UK #1 Song: Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon