August 26: Day of the Week
August 26, 2022 is the 238th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters HHVQZKVEAAADO? Check your answers here: Word solver HHVQZKVEAAADO. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)
August 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1278Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
- 1748The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1883The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
- 1914World War I: the British Expeditionary Force fights a rear-guard action at the Battle of Le Cateau that briefly checks the German advance.
- 1942Holocaust in Chortkiav, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of their houses, divides them into groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children are murdered on the spot.
- 1978Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
- 1978Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
- 1980John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, US.
- 1997Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
- 1999Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
Who were born on August 26?
- 1941Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
- 1944Stephen Greif, English actor
- 1959Stan Van Gundy, American basketball coach
- 1961Jeff Parrett, American baseball player
- 1974Kelvin Cato, American basketball player
- 1980Macaulay Culkin, American actor
- 1981Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
- 1981Tino Best, Barbadian West Indies cricketer
- 1982Jayson Nix, American baseball player
- 1987Riley Steele, Pornographic actress
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.