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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1976

Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88

Death
1976

Carey Tally, Memphis Tenn, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1977

HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78

Death
1977

Heinz Rottger, composer, dies at 67

Death
1977

Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77

Event
1977

Willis Bouchey, actor (Battle Cry, From Here to Eternity), dies at 34

Death
1977

Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)

Birth
1978

Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78

Death
1978

Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6

Event
1978

Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I

Event
1978

Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer, dies at 86

Death
1979

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Event
1980

Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)

Birth
1980

Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71

Death
1980

Tex Avery, cartoon director (What's up, doc?), dies at 72

Death
1980

Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

Event
1981

Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack

Death
1981

Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (ACLU), dies at 97

Death
1981

Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission

Event
1981

Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan

Event
1982

NASA launches Telesat-F

Event
1983

Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer

Death
1984

Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67

Death
1984

Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

Event
1984

Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad

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