On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Tournament

15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • 17 villagers in Afghanistan's Kajaki district are beheaded by an unknown organization
  • 36 people are killed in a bus crash in Yan'an, China
  • A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104
  • Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko wins by 3 from Inbee Park

Famous Weddings

  • "Bridesmaids" actor Chris O'Dowd (32) weds British TV presenter Dawn Porter (33) at an intimate ceremony with family and friends in London
  • "The Campaign" actress Kate Lang Johnson (28) weds musician Justin Miner at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California

Famous Deaths

  • A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), dies of respiratory disease at 98