February 26

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on February 26. From 1900 until now. February 26 is under the sign of Pisces. Famous birthdays on this day include Johnny Cash (1932), Recep Tayyip Erdogan (1954) and Erykah Badu (1971). Several movies were released around February 26 over the years, such as The Sound of Music in 1965 directed by Robert Wise and A Place in the Sun in 2000 directed by George Stevens.
But much more happened on February 26 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around February 26 over the years?
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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Country: United States of America

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

Release year: 2000

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Country: United States of America

Deep Red

Deep Red

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 26?


  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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  • 2019 Pakistan reports that Indian military aircraft violated their airspace near Muzaffarabad and were intercepted by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) military aircrafts. Indian Air Force aircrafts in a haste dropped their payload which fell near balakot. India claims that the incident was an airstrike on a alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot in retaliation to the Pulwama attack days earlier. (Reuters), (New York Times)
  • 2018 Women's rights in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia opens applications for women to join its armed forces for the first time. (BBC)
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army recaptures the strategic town of Tadef from ISIL, south of al-Bab, securing key transportation routes in eastern Aleppo Governorate. (Xinhuanet)
  • 2016 Moro Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines: Philippine security forces kill as many as 42 ISIL-linked militants, and captures their stronghold in the predominantly Muslim Lanao del Sur province. Three Philippine Army soldiers were also killed during the fighting. (Reuters)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 26 over the years?

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Which were the most popular books released around February 26 over the years?
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Family Blessings by LaVyrle Spencer

Family Blessings

Year: 1994


The classic New York Times bestseller. Lee Reston has a fulfilling life imbued with the love of her three wonderful children.

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

Year: 1979


Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

Year: 1998


A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

Year: 1986



Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick

Year: 1956


The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed …

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