On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

OTD August 26 - Ted Knight
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By CBS Television [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1986: Actor Ted Knight, best known for his TV roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Too Close for Comfort," and for playing Judge Elihu Smails in "Caddyshack," dies of complications of surgery for colorectal cancer at age 62 in Glendale, California.

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