On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2020

Historical Events

  • At least 100 people killed in flash floods in the city of Charikar, Afghanistan, with 500 houses destroyed
  • Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (29) is the youngest to win the International Booker prize for their debut novel "The Discomfort of Evening"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Milwaukee Bucks forfeit their NBA playoff game after the shooting of Jacob Blake, leading to the NBA postponing more games

Victim of Police Brutality Jacob Blake
Victim of Police Brutality
Jacob Blake

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975, 76, 77, 78; Grey Cup 1974, 77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), dies at 70
  • Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), dies at 87
2020 Highlights

About August 26, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo