August 26 in History
1955August 26, 1955:
NBC becomes the first television network to telecast a tennis match in colored pictures.
1968August 26, 1968:
Welsh singer Mary Hopkin issues her most popular single titled "Those Were The Days" in the United States.
- August 26, 1968:
British rock collective The Beatles drops their song named "Hey Jude". The B-side has the song dubbed "Revolution".
1971August 26, 1971:
Bobby Orr becomes the first player in the history of the NHL to sign a contract worth a million dollars after agreeing a five-year deal with Boston Bruins.
1973August 26, 1973:
American singer and instrumentalist, Bobby Darin performs in his last concert in Las Vegas. He’s known for his hit song, "Splish Splash".
1981August 26, 1981:
Marion Dewar, Mayor of the city of Ottawa, Canada, honors singer Paul Anka by declaring the day as "Paul Anka Day".
1983August 26, 1983:
“Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”, a film featuring English singer David Bowie, is shown for the first time in New York.
1996August 26, 1996:
WB Television Network airs the first episode of the family drama series entitled "7th Heaven". Stephen Collins and Jessica Biel are some of the popular faces in the production.
2007August 26, 2007:
One of Britain’s most popular bands, The Rolling Stones brings their two-year tour dubbed “A Bigger Bang” to a close. The initiative would earn the band a total of $558 million becoming the highest-grossing tour in history.
2018August 26, 2018:
English film director, Danny Boyle cites “creative differences” as the main reason for pulling out of the production of the upcoming James Bond movie.