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 musician and journalist (b. 1942)

Person of interestPaul Newman

Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

2008 Highlights

About September 26, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra