August 26

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 26. From 1900 until now. August 26 is under the sign of Virgo. Famous birthdays on this day include Mère Teresa (1910), Chris Pine (1980) and Dylan O'Brien (1991). Several movies were released around August 26 over the years, such as My Man Godfrey in 1936 directed by Gregory La Cava and Sling Blade in 1996 directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
But much more happened on August 26 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 26 over the years?
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My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Release year: 1936

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Alain Resnais

Starring: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

Country: United States of America

Arrival

Arrival

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Victim

Victim

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 26?


Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • 2018 War in Afghanistan: Afghan authorities say that, in a joint ground and air operation on Saturday night, Afghan and foreign forces killed the head of ISIL/K, along with ten other members of the militant group. (Reuters) (CNN)
  • 2017 2017 M1 motorway crash: Several people are dead after two trucks collide with a minibus on the M1 motorway near the town of Newport Pagnell in the English county of Buckinghamshire. (Irish Independent)
  • 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (1978–present): Eight Turkish police officers are killed and 40 are injured in a bombing at a police checkpoint in the town of Cizre, with the PKK believed to be responsible. (CNN)
  • 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Two NATO soldiers are shot dead by two men in Afghan military uniforms. (AFP via France24)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 26 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 26 over the years?
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Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Judge & Jury

Year: 2006

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Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around a stripper's pole …

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

Year: 2000

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic

Year: 1964

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When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world.

Black Notice  by Patricia Cornwell

Black Notice

Year: 2000

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HB as shown. Title: Black Notice. Author: Patricia Cornwell. Publisher: G.P. Putnam & Sons. English. ISBN# 0399145087 full number line. English. Not a BCE or Ex-Library.

Suspects by William J. Caunitz

Suspects

Year: 1986

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Brooklyn. Early June. A man strolls into a candy store, pulls out a sawed-off shotgun, and blows away two people: owner Yetta Zimmerman and her customer, NYPD Lt.

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