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 Into the Wild in 2007 directed by Sean Penn and The Game in 1997 directed by David Fincher.
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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Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Ethan Spaulding

Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Grey Griffin, Joel McHale, Fred Tatasciore

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges

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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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Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Ghost Soldiers

Year: 2001

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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among

Christine by Stephen King

Christine

Year: 1983

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Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

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.

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