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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1954

Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)

Birth
1955

1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)

Event
1956

Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC

Event
1956

KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1956

Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open

Event
1957

USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

Event
1957

Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Birth
1958

Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85

Death
1959

Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)

Birth
1959

Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)

Birth
1959

Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)

Birth
1960

Ola Ray, St Louis Mo, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller)

Birth
1960

Nancy Martinez, rocker

Birth
1960

Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)

Birth
1960

Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81

Death
1961

Jeff Parrett, Indianapolis IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1961

Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)

Birth
1961

Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto

Event
1962

Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0

Event
1962

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

Event
1962

Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)

Birth
1963

W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy

Event
1963

David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)

Birth
1963

Larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67

Death
1964

Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Birth