On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 2021

Historical Events

  • 74th Tony Awards: "Moulin Rouge!" Best Musical, " The Inheritance" Best Play, Aaron Tveit, Lois Smith and Adrienne Warren win
  • German election: centre-left Social Democrats win most seats but not a majority over ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union without its retiring Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Boston: Team Europe whitewash Team World, 14-1; Team Europe wins title for a 4th consecutive edition; Andrey Rublev 3-0 for event high 6 points
  • Ryder Cup Golf, Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin: United States regain title beating Team Europe by a record, 19-9; Dustin Johnson 5-0-0
  • Switzerland votes to legalize same-sex marriage in nationwide referendum

Famous Deaths

  • Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen - "Hot Rod Lincoln"), dies of esophageal cancer at 77
  • Ndakasi, Congolese mountain gorilla whose photobomb went viral, dies of illness at Virunga National Park at 14 [1]
  • Syarhyey Hyerasimets, Belarusian soccer midfielder (25 caps; Shakhter Donetsk, Dinamo Minsk) and manager (Okzhetpes, Piter Saint Petersburg), dies at 55
2021 Highlights

About September 26, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra