26 September It Happened Today


1820  Death of American wild west hero Daniel Boone.

1888  Birth of American born poet and playwright T S Eliot.

1895   Birth of American actor George Raft.

1898  Birth of American composer George Gershwin.

1945  Death of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

1948  Birth of Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.

1977   Freddie Laker’s Skytrain airline starts flights from London to New York.

2008 Death of American actor Paul Newman,

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