Hans Remembers- Wednesday August 26, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
The five-day Isle of Wight festival kicks off in England, boasting a very impressive lineup, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Doors, The WHo, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and The Family Stone Free and in his final concert appearance in the UK- Jimi Hendrix.
- Former baseball knuckleball pitcher Eddie Rommel died at 72 in Baltimore, Maryland. Rommel led the American League in wins for two seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics. After his playing career he had a second career in major league baseball as an American League umpire from 1938-59.
- The Women’s Strike for Equality took place on Fifth Avenue in NYC-with 25,000 marchers demonstrating for equal pay for equal jobs. The timing was right- the march took place on the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passing- giving women the right to vote.
- American comedian and actress Melissa McCarthy born on this day in Plainville, Illinois.