On August 26, 1980: Actor and consummate child star Macaulay Culkin was born in Manhattan. Culkin is well know for his role as “Kevin” McCallister in the Home Alone series, and in films like Saved and Party Monster. He currently fronts a band called The Pizza Underground, with whom he often plays the kazoo.
FROM THE BRONX TO JERSEY
On August 26, 1971: The New York Giants announced their plans to leave the Bronx for their own dedicated stadium, to be built in New Jersey. Their namesake stadium opened in October of 1976, and was demolished in 2010, replaced by Met Life Stadium.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK THE FIRST TELEVISED MLB GAME
On August 26, 1939: The MLB televised a game for the very first time, on W2XBS (now WNYC) — an experimental station in NYC — when the Brooklyn Dodgers took on the Cincinnati Reds for a double-header at Ebbets Field.