On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 59th Daytona 500: Kurt Busch wins after Kyle Larson runs out of gas on last lap; Jeffrey Earnhardt makes NASCAR history, 1st ever 4th generation driver to compete in Daytona 500

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone


Famous Deaths

  • Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, dies at 86
  • James E. Sellars, American composer, dies at 76
  • Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), dies at 97