On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2012

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the 1st amateur winner since 1969 by winning the Canadian Women's Open by 3 strokes from Inbee Park

  • 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
  • Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

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
2012 Highlights

About August 26, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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