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 - Kay Francis
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Warner Bros. Pictures [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1968: Actress Kay Francis, who was the No. 1 female star at the Warner Brothers studio and the highest-paid American film actress in the early 1930s, dies of breast cancer at age 63 in New York City. She starred in movies like "Girls About Town," "Trouble in Paradise," "24 Hours," "I Found Stella Parrish," "Secrets of an Actress" and "Comet Over Broadway."

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