1872 ~ Max Ehrmann the American writer and poet was born on the 26th September 1872. Max Ehrmann is widely known for writing Desiderata (Latin = things desired) in 1927, an inspiring timelss prose poem containing wonderful words of wisdom to live by.
1934 – RMS Queen Mary was launched on the 26th day of September in 1934.
1943 – Ian Chappell the Australian cricketer was born on the 26th September 1943.
1948 – Olivia Newton-John the English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 26th September 1948.
1969 ~ The Brady Bunch American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz was first broadcast on the 26th September 1969, until the 8th March 1974 on ABC. YouTube video: The Brady Bunch Theme Song From All Seasons: All of the intros and end credits from all 5 seasons of The Brady Bunch…
1973 – Concorde made its 1st non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time on the 26th day of September in 1973.
1983 ~ Stanislav Petrov aka Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в the Russian retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces saved the World from a nuclear war the 26th September 1983. He was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported that a missile was being launched from the United States. Petrov judged the report to be a false alarm which prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large-scale nuclear war. Investigation later confirmed that the satellite warning system had malfunctioned due to sunlight.
Today in History for September 26th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…