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

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 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo