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Who was born on August 26? Who died on August 26? What is celebrated on August 26? Who famous was born on August 26?
Historical Events of August 26 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 26:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 26 is the 238th
(Two-hundredth thirtieth eighth) day of the year.

There are 127 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.

— Charles Lindbergh
American aviator (died August 26, 1974)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 26 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1071: near Muş, Alp Arslan, sultan of the Seljuk dynasty, defeats the Roman Basel IV Diogenes, emperor of Byzantium, at the Battle of Manzikert.
  • 1272: in Montpellier, Jaime I of Aragon, ratifies in will the donations to his sons Pedro and Jaime: the barony of Ayerbe for the first, and that of Jérica for the second.
  • 1346: in the framework of the Hundred Years War, the Battle of Crécy takes place, with a decisive English victory over the French.
  • 1542: within the framework of the Spanish Colonization of America, the expedition of the Spanish military Francisco de Orellana reaches the mouth of the Amazon River.
  • 1549: in the framework of the Conquest of Chile, by orders of the Spanish governor Pedro de Valdivia, Captain Francisco de Aguirre refounds the city of La Serena.
  • 1665: in Germany, the amateur astronomer Abraham Ihle discovers the star cluster M22 in the constellation Sagittarius.
  • 1702: in the framework of the War of the Spanish Succession, an Anglo-Dutch expeditionary body landed in Rota (Cádiz) and looted several towns in the province.
  • 1789: in France, within the framework of the French Revolution, the National Constituent Assembly approves the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
  • 1810: in the framework of the Independence of Argentina, the former viceroy of the Río de la Plata, Santiago de Liniers, is shot, after the failure of the Counterrevolution in Córdoba.
  • 1813: in the framework of the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops defeat the forces of the Sixth Coalition in the battle of Dresden.
  • 1883: in Indonesia the violent eruption of the Krakatoa volcano continues, which will explode on the morning of August 27, leaving a balance of 36,417 fatalities.
  • 1896: the Katipunan rebellion against Spain, then colonial power, breaks out in the Philippines.
  • 1914: in São Paulo (Brazil) the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras is founded.
  • 1920: The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution is adopted in the United States and women win the right to vote.
  • 1922: in the context of the Greek-Turkish War, the Turks defeat the Greek army at the Battle of Dumlupinar.
  • 1936: in London (United Kingdom), the BBC realizes the first world-wide television transmission.
  • 1937: in the framework of the Spanish Civil War, the city of Santander surrenders to the Francoist troops.
  • 1940: in San José (Costa Rica), the University of Costa Rica is founded.
  • 1945: in the framework of World War II, the battle of Luzon between the forces of the Japanese commander Tomoyuki Yamashita and those of the American general Douglas MacArthur ends.
  • 1946: The United States accepts the mandatory jurisdiction of the Permanent International Court of Justice, which it will cease to accept in 1986 (upon being convicted in the Nicaragua vs. United States Case).
  • 1947: in New York, the United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 32 condemning the acts of violence of the Indonesian National Revolution.
  • 1952: a British jet plane makes the roundtrip flight over the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in a day.
  • 1957: in Algiers (Algeria) ―in the framework of the War against France―, two members of the National Liberation Front fell after fighting for 12 hours against 500 invading French soldiers under the command of Marcel Bigeard (Battle of Algiers).
  • 1961: Burma becomes the world’s first Buddhist republic.
  • 1966: In Omugulugwombashe (South West Africa, now Namibia), the South African Defense Forces attack a command of the Namibian People’s Liberation Army, the armed wing of the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO). Kicking off the Namibian Liberation War.
  • 1976: in Amsterdam (Netherlands) letters are published showing that the American company Lockheed bribed Prince Consort Bernardo de Lippe-Biesterfeld with 1.1 million dollars. Queen Juliana threatens the Dutch people to abdicate if her husband is tried.
  • 1977: in West Berlin, the athlete Rosemarie Ackermann becomes the first woman to exceed 2 meters in the high jump event.
  • 1978: in Vatican City, John Paul I is elected Pope number 263 of the Catholic Church. He will pass away a month later.
  • 1983: the Basque Country suffers one of its greatest floods, in which dozens of people perish.
  • 1988: In Peru, at 6:50 p.m., the submarine «Pacocha» sinks, after colliding with the ship Kiowa Maru.
  • 1990: the Puerto Hurraco massacre occurs, in which nine people are murdered and twelve were injured.
  • 1991: In Finland, student Linus Torvalds posts a message on the USENET newsgroup comp.os.minix about the new Linux kernel that he has been developing.
  • 1999: at the World Athletics Championships in Seville (Spain), the American sprinter Michael Johnson sets a new world record in the 400m sprint specialty after setting a mark of 43.18 seconds, a figure that was in force until 2016, when Wayde van Niekerk did it in 43.03 seconds
  • 2003: the Puerto Rican singer Chayanne, releases his 12th studio album, Sincero.
  • 2007: in England, guitarist John Frusciante gives his last concert with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • 2008: the Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and music producer Luis Fonsi, releases his seventh studio album and sixth album made in Spanish, entitled Palabras del silencio.
  • 2017: In Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the fight took place between the undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the Irish MMA fighter and UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This marked Mayweather’s final retirement from professional boxing, breaking the record of 50 consecutive wins and 0 losses.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 26 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1469: Ferdinand II, Neapolitan King (d. 1496).
  • 1540: Magnus of Holstein, Danish aristocrat (d. 1583).
  • 1548: Bernardino Poccetti, Italian painter (d. 1612).
  • 1562: Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola, Spanish poet and historian (d. 1631).
  • 1596: Frederick V of the Palatinate, Czech king (d. 1632).
  • 1659: Andrea Fantoni, Italian sculptor (b. 1734).
  • 1676: Robert Walpole, British politician (d. 1745).
  • 1710: Pedro Agustín de Valencia, businessman and philanthropist from New Granada (d. 1788).
  • 1727: Luis de Misón, Spanish flute player (d. 1766).
  • 1728: Johann Heinrich Lambert, Franco-German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1777).
  • 1740: Joseph Montgolfier, French inventor (d. 1810).
  • 1743: Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (d. 1794).
  • 1751: Manuel Abad Queipo, Spanish religious (d. 1751).
  • 1776: Juan María Céspedes, priest and scientist who participated in the independence of Colombia (f. 1848).
  • 1789: Abbas Mirza, Persian aristocrat (d. 1833).
  • 1792: Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan military and politician (d. 1857).
  • 1797: Innocent of Alaska, Russian Orthodox Archbishop (d. 1879).
  • 1802: Ludwig Schwanthaler, German sculptor (d. 1848).
  • 1807: Luis Daniel Beauperthuy, French physician and naturalist based in Venezuela, discoverer of the transmitting agent of yellow fever (d. 1871).
  • 1817: María Eugenia de Jesús, French nun (d. 1898).
  • 1818: Ignacio de la Llave, Mexican military (d. 1863).
  • 1819: Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, British aristocrat, husband of Queen Victoria (d. 1861).
  • 1837: Manuel Cassola, Spanish military (d. 1890).
  • 1844: José Villegas Cordero, Spanish painter (d. 1921).
  • 1845: Mary Ann Nichols, British woman, first victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888).
  • 1848: Juan Rius Rivera, Puerto Rican general of the Cuban Liberation Army (mambí army) (d. 1924).
  • 1851: Émile Boirac, French philosopher and psychic (d. 1917).
  • 1858: Fray Mocho, Argentine writer and journalist (d. 1903).
  • 1860: Luis Siret, Spanish archaeologist (d. 1934).
  • 1860: Julia Wernicke, Argentine painter and printmaker (d. 1932).
  • 1868: Juan B. Delgado, Mexican poet (d. 1929).
  • 1873: Lee De Forest, American inventor (d. 1961).
  • 1875: John Buchan, Scottish novelist and politician (d. 1940).
  • 1880: Guillaume Apollinaire, French writer (d. 1918).
  • 1882: James Franck, German-American physicist and chemist, 1925 Nobel Prize winner in physics (d. 1964).
  • 1885: Jules Romains, French writer (d. 1972).
  • 1886: Rudolf Belling, German sculptor (d. 1972).
  • 1886: Ceferino Namuncurá, Argentine Blessed (d. 1905).
  • 1887: Luis Abraham Delgadillo, Nicaraguan composer (d. 1961).
  • 1888: Jesús López Lira, Mexican military man (d. 1961).
  • 1889: César Atahualpa Rodríguez, Peruvian poet (d. 1972).
  • 1889: Federico Ponce Vaides, Guatemalan politician (d. 1956).
  • 1890: Álvaro Retana, Spanish writer, draftsman and composer (d. 1970).
  • 1892: Gaetano Belloni, Italian cyclist (d. 1980).
  • 1892: Ruth Roland, American actress (d. 1937).
  • 1892: Jorge Volio Jiménez, Costa Rican priest, military and politician (d. 1955).
  • 1896: Besse Cooper, American supercentennial (d. 2012).
  • 1896: Juan Subercaseaux Errázuriz, Chilean priest (d. 1942).
  • 1897: Yun Bo-seon, South Korean politician (d. 1990).
  • 1898: Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector and patron (d. 1979).
  • 1899: Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter (d. 1991).
  • 1900: Jorge Galina, Argentine politician (d. 1973).
  • 1900: Alejandro Garretón, Chilean doctor (d. 1980).
  • 1901: Hans Kammler, Nazi German engineer, SS officer (d. 1945).
  • 1901: Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat (d. 1987).
  • 1901: Jimmy Rushing, American singer, of the band Oklahoma City Blue Devils (d. 1972).
  • 1901: Chen Yi, Chinese military and politician (d. 1972).
  • 1904: Christopher Isherwood, British writer (d. 1986).
  • 1905: Helen Katherine Sharsmith, American biologist (d. 1982).
  • 1906: Albert Sabin, Polish-American virologist (d. 1993).
  • 1909: Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981).
  • 1910: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Albanian Catholic nun (d. 1997).
  • 1911: Otto Binder, American writer (d. 1974).
  • 1912: Julio Philippi Izquierdo, Chilean writer and politician (f. 1997).
  • 1913: Boris Pahor, Slovenian writer.
  • 1914: Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer, translator and intellectual (d. 1984).
  • 1914: Atilio García, Argentine soccer player (d. 1973).
  • 1916: Fernando Schwalb López-Aldana, Peruvian lawyer, diplomat and politician (f. 2002).
  • 1917: Enrique Tola Mendoza, Peruvian engineer and politician (f. 1996).
  • 1918: Katherine Johnson, American physicist, space scientist and mathematician (f. 2020).
  • 1920: Ernesto Aramburú Menchaca, Peruvian architect (d. 2010).
  • 1920: Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai politician and military man (d. 2019).
  • 1921: Benjamin Bradlee, American journalist and publicist (d. 2014).
  • 1921: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Spanish filmmaker (d. 2012).
  • 1923: Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist (d. 2013).
  • 1924: Rosa Reyna, Mexican dancer (f. 2006).
  • 1925: Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean composer (d. 2010).
  • 1925: Juan Héctor Hunziker, Argentine botanist (f. 2003).
  • 1925: Alain Peyrefitte, French politician (d. 1999).
  • 1929: Roberto Capablanca, Uruguayan humorist (f. 2013).
  • 1929: Jorge Presno, Uruguayan lawyer and politician (d. 2010).
  • 1929: José Carlos Trigo, Bolivian soccer player and coach.
  • 1931: Kálmán Markovits, Hungarian water polo player (d. 2009).
  • 1932: Lygia Bojunga Nunes, Brazilian writer.
  • 1932: Luis Salvadores, Chilean basketball player.
  • 1934: Ricardo Claro, Chilean businessman (f. 2008).
  • 1934: Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1935: Luis Barrios Tassano, Uruguayan politician (d. 1991).
  • 1935: Geraldine Ferraro, American politician (d. 2011).
  • 1935: José Ramos Delgado, Argentine soccer player (d. 2010).
  • 1936: Hisako Ōishi, Japanese politician (d. 2012).
  • 1936: Milagros Ortiz Bosch, Dominican politician.
  • 1936: Bruno Sivilotti, Italian cyclist.
  • 1937: Blanca Rosa Gil, Cuban bolero singer.
  • 1937: Gennadi Yanáyev, Soviet politician (d. 2010).
  • 1938: Marcello Gandini, Italian car designer.
  • 1939: John Biehl, Chilean politician and diplomat.
  • 1941: Barbet Schroeder, French filmmaker.
  • 1943: Héctor Manuel Vidal, Uruguayan theater director and actor (d. 2014).
  • 1946: Artemio Alisio, Argentine cartoonist and artist (d. 2006).
  • 1944: Richard of Gloucester, British aristocrat.
  • 1945: Payo Grondona, Chilean musician.
  • 1945: Tom Ridge, American politician.
  • 1945: Javier Tusell, Spanish historian (d. 2005).
  • 1945: Jo Freeman, American feminist politician, writer and lawyer.
  • 1946: Manuel Callau, Argentine actor.
  • 1946: Zhou Ji, Chinese politician.
  • 1946: Valerie Simpson, American singer, of Ashford & Simpson.
  • 1946: Mark Snow, American composer.
  • 1947: Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (d. 2007).
  • 1948: Ángel Guinda, Spanish poet.
  • 1948: Clarita Parra, Chilean musician.
  • 1949: Virginia Vallejo, Colombian journalist.
  • 1950: Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006).
  • 1950: Felipe Lamarca, Chilean businessman and economist.
  • 1951: Edward Witten, American physicist and mathematician.
  • 1952: Jorge Coscia, Argentine filmmaker and politician.
  • 1952: Michael Jeter, American actor.
  • 1954: Scott Henderson, American guitarist.
  • 1956: Brett Cullen, American actor.
  • 1957: Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish musician and producer.
  • 1957: Franco Giordano, Italian politician.
  • 1958: Juan Señor, Spanish footballer.
  • 1959: Oscar López Goldaracena; Uruguayan politician, lawyer and writer.
  • 1959: Stan Van Gundy, American basketball coach.
  • 1960: Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist and composer, of the band Buckshot LeFonque.
  • 1960: Ola Ray, American actress and model.
  • 1960: Alejandro Sánchez Camacho, Mexican politician.
  • 1961: Jorge Ferraresi, Argentine engineer.
  • 1962: Roger Kingdom, American athlete.
  • 1962: Vicky Larraz, Spanish singer.
  • 1963: Stephen J. Dubner, American writer and journalist.
  • 1964: Aurora Beltrán, Spanish music, from the Tahures Zurdos band.
  • 1964: Silvia Espigado, Spanish actress.
  • 1965: Carolina Arregui, Chilean actress.
  • 1965: Carlos Quintana, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1965: Marcus du Sautoy, British mathematician.
  • 1966: Shirley Manson, British singer, of the band Garbage.
  • 1967: Aleksandar Đorđević, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1967: Oleg Taktarov, Russian actor and retired fighter.
  • 1968: Chris Boardman, British cyclist.
  • 1969: Jorge Sanz, Spanish actor.
  • 1970: Claudia Amura, Argentine jecdrecista.
  • 1970: Omar González Onostre, Bolivian singer, of the Octavia band.
  • 1970: Velko Iotov, Bulgarian footballer.
  • 1970: Melissa McCarthy, American actress and writer.
  • 1970: Rafael Romero Valcárcel, Peruvian poet.
  • 1971: Thalía, singer, actress and Mexican businesswoman.
  • 1971: Lisard González, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1971: Giuseppe Pancaro, Italian footballer.
  • 1972: Roberto Matute Puras, Spanish footballer.
  • 1974: Kelvin Cato, American basketball player.
  • 1974: Joaquín Furriel, Argentine actor.
  • 1976: Kiko Hernández, Spanish television celebrity.
  • 1976: Zemfira, Russian singer.
  • 1976: Amaia Montero, Spanish singer.
  • 1977: Barbie Almalbis, Filipino singer and guitarist.
  • 1977: Therese Alshammar, Swedish swimmer.
  • 1977: Morris Peterson, American basketball player.
  • 1978: Hestrie Cloete, South African athlete.
  • 1978: Pablo Guiñazú, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1978: Juan Pablo Ramírez, Colombian footballer.
  • 1979: Christian Mora, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1979: Weligton Robson de Oliveira, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1979: Allison Robertson, American guitarist, of the band The Donnas.
  • 1979: Lito MC Cassidy (Rafael Sierra Pascual), Puerto Rican rapper.
  • 1980: Macaulay Culkin, American actor.
  • 1980: Manolis Papamakarios, Greek basketball player.
  • 1980: Chris Pine, American actor.
  • 1981: Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player.
  • 1981: Vangelis Moras, Greek footballer.
  • 1981: Álvaro Solís, Colombian footballer.
  • 1981: Petey Williams, Canadian wrestler.
  • 1982: John Mulaney, American comedian.
  • 1983: Mattia Cassani, Italian footballer.
  • 1983: Federico Nieto, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1983: Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver.
  • 1984: Cícero Santos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1984: Carla Jara, Chilean actress.
  • 1984: Álvaro Lara, Chilean soccer player (f. 2011).
  • 1985: David Price, American baseball player.
  • 1985: Danilo Wyss, Swiss cyclist.
  • 1985: Agustina Casanova, Argentine journalist.
  • 1986: Colin Kazim-Richards, Anglo-Turkish footballer.
  • 1986: Cassie Ventura, American actress and singer.
  • 1987: José Luis Fernández, Argentine footballer.
  • 1987: Riley Steele, American porn actress.
  • 1987: Aleksandr Martynovich, Belarusian footballer.
  • 1988: Elvis Andrus, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1988: Tori Black, American porn actress.
  • 1988: Danielle Savre American actress.
  • 1989: James Harden, American basketball player.
  • 1989: Luis Cepeda, Spanish singer.
  • 1990: Lil ’Chris, British actor and singer (f. 2015).
  • 1990: Mateo Musacchio, Argentine footballer.
  • 1991: Arnaud Démare, French cyclist.
  • 1991: Dylan O’Brien, American actor.
  • 1992: Hayley Hasselhoff American actress.
  • 1992: Tomáš Koubek, Czech footballer.
  • 1993: Keke Palmer, American actress and singer.
  • 1993: Lucic Kardeck, Italian footballer.
  • 1994: Guillermo Andrés Méndez, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1995: Herman Stengel, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1996: María Herrera, Spanish motorcycle racer.
  • 1998: Soyeon, South Korean rapper, leader of the group (G) I-dle.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 26 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 526: Theodoric the Great, Ostrogoth king (b. 454).
  • 887: Kōkō, Japanese emperor (b.830).
  • 1278: Otakar II, Bohemian monarch (b. 1230).
  • 1346: Charles II of Alençon, French aristocrat (b. 1297).
  • 1346: Louis I of Flanders, French aristocrat (b.1304).
  • 1346: John I, Bohemian King (b. 1296).
  • 1349: Thomas Bradwardine, British Archbishop (b. 1290).
  • 1551: Margaret Leijonhufvud, Swedish queen consort (b. 1516).
  • 1572: Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515).
  • 1595: Antonio, prior of Crato, Portuguese aristocrat (b. 1531).
  • 1666: Frans Hals, Dutch Baroque painter (b. 1580).
  • 1693: Johann Christoph Bach, German violinist and composer (b.1645).
  • 1723: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist (b.1632).
  • 1785: Ventura Rodríguez, Spanish architect (b. 1717).
  • 1786: George Germain, British politician and military man (b. 1716).
  • 1791: José Iglesias de la Casa, Spanish poet (b. 1748).
  • 1795: Cagliostro (Giuseppe Balsamo), Italian freemason, charlatan and alchemist (b. 1743).
  • 1810: Juan Gutiérrez de la Concha, Spanish sailor and military man (b. 1760).
  • 1810: Santiago de Liniers, military man and viceroy of the Río de la Plata (b. 1753).
  • 1816: Charles Hubert Millevoye, French poet (b. 1782).
  • 1816: Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso y Guzmán, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1756).
  • 1825: Jorge Bessières, French military man (b. 1780).
  • 1830: Carl Fredrik Fallén, Swedish botanist (b.1764).
  • 1836 – William Elford Leach, British biologist (b. 1790).
  • 1850: Louis Philippe I, French aristocrat (b. 1773).
  • 1857: Adolf von Schlagintweit, German botanist and explorer (b. 1829).
  • 1865: Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer (b. 1791).
  • 1874: Julie-Victoire Daubié, French journalist (b.1824).
  • 1886: Antonio Plaza Llamas, Mexican military and journalist (b. 1830).
  • 1892: July of Vedia. Argentine military man (b.1826).
  • 1895: Friedrich Miescher, Swiss biologist and physician (b. 1844).
  • 1897: Teresa de Jesús Jornet e Ibars, Spanish nun (b. 1843).
  • 1902: Hermógenes Pérez de Arce Lopetegui, Spanish politician and journalist (b. 1845).
  • 1910 – William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842).
  • 1912: José María Velasco, Mexican landscape painter (b. 1840).
  • 1915 – John Bunny, American comedian (b.1863).
  • 1921: Sándor Wekerle, Hungarian politician (b. 1848).
  • 1923: Ricardo Codorníu y Stárico, Spanish engineer (b. 1846).
  • 1924: Eugenio Py, Argentine filmmaker and photographer (b. 1859).
  • 1930: Lon Chaney, American actor (b.1883).
  • 1931: Hamaguchi Osachi, Japanese politician (b. 1870).
  • 1931: Myriam Stefford, Argentine actress (b.1905).
  • 1933: Augusto Orrego Luco, Chilean psychiatrist (b. 1849).
  • 1935: José Yves Limantour, Mexican politician (b. 1854).
  • 1944: Adam von Trott zu Solz, German jurist and diplomat (b.1909).
  • 1945: Pío Collivadino, Argentine painter (b. 1869).
  • 1945: Franz Werfel, Czech novelist, playwright and poet (b.1890).
  • 1946: Jeanie MacPherson, American actress (b.1887).
  • 1951: Adelardo Covarsí, painter, teacher and historian of Spanish Art (b. 1885).
  • 1953: Manuel Lorenzo Pardo, Spanish politician and photographer (b. 1881).
  • 1955: Gregorio Aráoz Alfaro, Spanish physician (b. 1870).
  • 1958 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, British composer (b.1872).
  • 1964: Sixto Cámara Tecedor, Spanish mathematician (b. 1878).
  • 1967: Carlos J. Rodríguez, Argentine politician (b. 1875).
  • 1967: Andrés Sas, Peruvian composer (b.1900).
  • 1968: Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1899).
  • 1969: Manuel Menchaca, Argentine physician and politician (b. 1876).
  • 1973: Mercedes Negrón Muñoz, Puerto Rican poet (b. 1895).
  • 1974 – Charles Lindbergh, American aviator and engineer (b.1902).
  • 1976: Lotte Lehmann, German singer (b. 1888).
  • 1977: H.A. Rey, a French writer known for his series of books Curious George (b.1898).
  • 1978: Charles Boyer, French actor (b.1916).
  • 1978: José Manuel Moreno, Argentine soccer player (b.1908).
  • 1979: Mika Waltari, Finnish writer (b.1908).
  • 1980: Tex Avery, American animator and cartoonist (b.1908).
  • 1981: Roger Nash Baldwin, American social activist (b. 1884).
  • 1985: Leopoldo Querol, Spanish pianist (b.1899).
  • 1986: Ted Knight, American actor (b.1923).
  • 1987: Vern Gardner, American basketball player (b.1925).
  • 1987: Georg Wittig, German chemist (b. 1897).
  • 1988: Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (b.1957).
  • 1989: Andrés Sabella, Chilean writer and cartoonist (b. 1912).
  • 1989: Irving Stone, American writer (b.1903).
  • 1990: Vicente Flores Navarro, Spanish cartoonist (b. 1911).
  • 1990: Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b.1913).
  • 1992: José María Angelat, Spanish actor (b.1921).
  • 1992: Carlos Burone, Argentine journalist (b. 1924).
  • 1992: Arturo Martínez, Mexican actor (d. 1918).
  • 1992: Bob de Moor, Belgian illustrator and writer (b. 1925).
  • 1992: Porfirio Martínez Peñaloza, Mexican writer (b. 1916).
  • 1993: Reima Pietilä, Finnish architect (b.1923).
  • 1994: Jesús Otero, Spanish sculptor (b. 1923).
  • 1995: John Brunner, British writer (b.1934).
  • 1995: Josep Pi-Sunyer, Catalan politician (b.1913).
  • 1996: Alejandro Lanusse, Argentine military man (b.1918).
  • 1998: Frederick Reines, physicist and American, Nobel laureate in physics in 1995 (b.1918).
  • 2001: Marita Petersen, 8th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b.1940).
  • 2002: Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish composer (b.1912).
  • 2003: José Delarra, Cuban sculptor (b.1938).
  • 2004: Laura Branigan, American singer (b. 1957).
  • 2005: Denis D’Amour, Canadian guitarist, of the band Voivod (b.1960).
  • 2006: Rainer Barzel, German politician (b.1924).
  • 2006: Miguel Bebán, Argentine actor (b.1918).
  • 2006: Liliana Durán. Spanish actress (b.1935).
  • 2007: Domingo Onofrio, Argentine artist (b.1925).
  • 2007: Gaston Thorn, Luzemburgés politician (b.1928).
  • 2010: Raimon Panikkar, Spanish philosopher, theologian and writer1 (b.1918).
  • 2010: Miguel Ángel Castanedo, Spanish businessman2 (b. 1948).
  • 2011: Lorenzo Morales, Colombian singer-songwriter (b.1914) .3
  • 2011: Alejandro Parodi, Mexican actor (b.1928).
  • 2011: Manuel Saavedra, Chilean soccer player (b.1941).
  • 2012: A. K. Hangal, Indian actor (b.1917).
  • 2016: Marta Portal, writer, critic and Spanish journalist (b.1930).
  • 2017: Alicia Juárez, Mexican actress and singer (b.1950).
  • 2019: Pal Benko, American chess player of Hungarian origin (b.1928).
  • 2019: Colin Clark, American footballer (b.1984).
  • 2019: Max Berliner, actor, author and film and theater director of Polish origin (b.1919).
  • 2020: José Lamiel, Spanish painter and sculptor (b.1924).
  • 2020: Gerald Carr, American astronaut and aeronautical engineer (b.1932).
  • 2020: André-Paul Duchâteau, Belgian comic book writer and novelist (b.1925).
  • 2020: Ronald E. Rosser, American military man (b.1929).
  • 2021: Juana Ginzo, Spanish radio actress (b.1922).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

A Day as Today - Celebrations - Dorian's Secrets
What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 26 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Day Against Dengue.
  • International Actor’s Day.
  • Argentina: National Solidarity Day, in honor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
  • Namibia Day
  • Uruguay: National Day to Fight Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 26 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Melchizedek of Salem, king and priest;
  • Saint Maximilian of Rome, martyr;
  • Saint Anastasio de Salona, full-fledged man and martyr (3rd century);
  • Saint Victor of Caesarea, martyr (3rd century);
  • Saint Alexander of Bergamo, martyr (3rd century);
  • Saint Eleuterio of Auxerre, bishop (6th century);
  • Blessed Jacobo Retouret, priest and martyr (d. 1794);
  • Saint Jeanne Isabel Bichier des Anges, virgin and foundress (d. 1838);
  • Blessed María de Jesús Crucificado (María Baouardy), virgin (f. 1878);
  • Saint Teresa de Jesús Jornet Ibars, virgin and founder (d. 1897);
  • Blessed Luis Valls Matamales, priest and martyr (d. 1936);
  • Blessed Alexander Mas Ginester, priest and martyr (d. 1936);
  • Blessed Felix Vivet Trabal, religious and martyr (d. 1936);
  • Blessed Leocadia Harasymiv, virgin (d. 1952);
  • Blessed María Beltrame Quattrocchi (d. 1965).
  • Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá (d. 1905).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 26 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♍ Virgo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 26 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1946 – Valerie Simpson, American singer (Ashford & Simpson).
  • 1946 – Mark Snow, American composer.
  • 1947 – Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (d. 2007).
  • 1948 – Ángel Guinda, Spanish poet.
  • 1948 – Clarita Parra, Chilean musician.
  • 1949 – Virginia Vallejo, Colombian journalist.
  • 1950 – Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006).
  • 1950 – Felipe Lamarca, Chilean businessman and economist.
  • 1951 – Edward Witten, American physicist and mathematician.
  • 1952 – Michael Jeter, American actor.
  • 1954 – Scott Henderson, American guitarist.
  • 1956 – Brett Cullen, American actor.
  • 1957 – Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish musician and producer.
  • 1957 – Franco Giordano, Italian politician.
  • 1958 – Juan Señor, Spanish footballer.
  • 1959 – Oscar López Goldaracena; Uruguayan politician, lawyer and writer.
  • 1959 – Stan Van Gundy, American basketball coach.
  • 1960 – Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist and composer, of the band Buckshot LeFonque.
  • 1960 – Ola Ray, American actress and model.
  • 1960 – Alejandro Sánchez Camacho, Mexican politician.
  • 1961 – Jorge Ferraresi, Argentine engineer.
  • 1962 – Roger Kingdom, American athlete.
  • 1962 – Vicky Larraz, Spanish singer.
  • 1963 – Stephen J. Dubner, American writer and journalist.
  • 1964 – Aurora Beltrán, Spanish music, from the Tahures Zurdos band.
  • 1964 – Silvia Espigado, Spanish actress.
  • 1965 – Carolina Arregui, Chilean actress.
  • 1965 – Marcus du Sautoy, British mathematician.
  • 1966 – Shirley Manson, British singer, of the band Garbage.
  • 1967 – Aleksandar Đorđević, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1968 – Chris Boardman, British cyclist.
  • 1969 – Jorge Sanz, Spanish actor.
  • 1970 – Claudia Amura, Argentinian jecdrecist.
  • 1970 – Omar González Onostre, Bolivian singer, of the Octavia band.
  • 1970 – Melissa McCarthy, American actress and writer.
  • 1970 – Rafael Romero Valcárcel, Peruvian poet.
  • 1971 – Thalía, Mexican singer, actress and businesswoman.
  • 1971 – Lisard González, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1971 – Giuseppe Pancaro, Italian footballer.
  • 1974 – Kelvin Cato, American basketball player.
  • 1974 – Joaquín Furriel, Argentine actor.
  • 1975 – Kiko Hernández, Spanish television celebrity.
  • 1976 – Zemfira, Russian singer.
  • 1976 – Amaia Montero, Spanish singer.
  • 1977 – Barbie Almalbis, Filipino singer and guitarist.
  • 1977 – Therese Alshammar, Swedish swimmer.
  • 1977 – Saeko Chiba, Japanese actress and singer.
  • 1977 – Morris Peterson, American basketball player.
  • 1978 – Hestrie Cloete, South African athlete.
  • 1978 – Juan Pablo Ramírez, Colombian soccer player.
  • 1979 – Christian Mora, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1979 – Weligton Robson de Oliveira, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1979 – Allison Robertson, American guitarist, of the band The Donnas.
  • 1979 – Lito MC Cassidy (Rafael Sierra Pascual), Puerto Rican rapper.
  • 1980 – Macaulay Culkin, American actor.
  • 1980 – Sebastián Miranda Córdova, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1980 – Manolis Papamakarios, Greek basketball player.
  • 1980 – Chris Pine, American actor.
  • 1981 – Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player.
  • 1981 – Vangelis Moras, Greek footballer.
  • 1981 – Álvaro Solís, Colombian soccer player.
  • 1981 – Petey Williams, Canadian wrestler.
  • 1983 – Mattia Cassani, Italian footballer.
  • 1983 – Federico Nieto, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1983 – Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver.
  • 1984 – Carla Jara, Chilean actress.
  • 1984 – Álvaro Lara, Chilean soccer player (f. 2011).
  • 1985 – Danilo Wyss, Swiss cyclist.
  • 1986 – Agustina Casanova, Argentine journalist.
  • 1986 – Colin Kazim-Richards, Anglo-Turkish footballer.
  • 1986 – Cassie Ventura, American actress and singer.
  • 1987 – José Luis Fernández, Argentine footballer.
  • 1987 – Riley Steele, American porn actress.
  • 1988 – Elvis Andrus, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1988 – Tori Black, American porn actress.
  • 1989 – James Harden, American basketball player.
  • 1990 – Lil ’Chris, American actor and singer.
  • 1991 – Arnaud Démare, French cyclist.
  • 1991 – Dylan O’Brien, American actor.
  • 1993 – Keke Palmer, American actress and singer.

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