Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 26-Aug
Died on This Day (26-Aug)
Colin Clark was an American soccer player.
American soccer player
Willard Tobe Hooper was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre.
American film director
John J. Gilligan
John Joyce Gilligan was an American Democratic politician from the state of Ohio who served as a U.
Governor of Ohio
Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic was a Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Toronto.
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour was a Canadian guitarist. He was a member of heavy metal band Voivod from its inception in 1982 until his death from colon cancer in 2005.
Evelyn Nielsen Wood was an American educator and businessperson, widely known for popularizing speed reading, although she preferred the phrase "dynamic reading".
Speed reading inventor
Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation.
Edwin Americus Rommel was an American right-handed pitcher and umpire in Major League Baseball.
American baseball player
James "Tama Jim" Wilson was a Scottish-American politician who served as United States Secretary of Agriculture for sixteen years during three presidencies, from 1897 to 1913.
Alexander George Woodford
Field Marshal Sir Alexander George Woodford, GCB, KCMG , was a British Army officer.
British Army general
Marvin Neil Simon was an American playwright, screenwriter and author.
American playwright and screenwriter
News reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia who were fatally shot on August 26, 2015, while conducting a live television interview near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta.
US tv news reporter shot dead during interview
A. K. Hangal
Avtar Kishan Hangal , popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929 to 1947 and also stage actor from 1936 to 1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966 to 2005.
William B. Lenoir
William Benjamin "Bill" Lenoir, Ph.D. was an American electrical engineer and a NASA astronaut.
Douglas Allen Woody was an American bass guitarist best known for his eight-year tenure in the Allman Brothers Band and as co-founder of Gov't Mule.
American bass guitarist
Richard Cummings "Dick" Wakefield was an American professional baseball left fielder.
American baseball player
Cullen Landis was an American motion picture actor and director whose career began in the early years of the silent film era.
Charles Arbuthnot Crombie was an Australian aviator and flying ace of the Second World War.
Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Second World War
Johannes Friedrich Miescher was a Swiss physician and biologist.
Johann Christoph Volkamer
Johann Christoph Volkamer was a German merchant, manufacturer and botanist.