October 26th: What is special about this date?

October 26th marks the 299th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 300th in case of leap years). There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on October 26th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to October 26th and what happened on October 26th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 26th.


October 26th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On October 26th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton (1947)

    American lawyer and first lady of america, as the wife to president bill clinton.

  • Seth MacFarlane
    Seth MacFarlane (1973)

    Seth macfarlane is an american animator, best known for creating the animated sitcom 'family guy' and for his work as a voice actor, writer,...

  • Aaron Kwok
    Aaron Kwok (1965)

    Aaron kwok is a hong kong actor and singer known for his versatile performances in both film and music.

  • Jaclyn Smith
    Jaclyn Smith (1945)

    Jaclyn smith is an american actress best known for her role as kelly garrett in the television series charlie's angels.

  • Dylan McDermott
    Dylan McDermott (1961)

    American actor, best known for his role on "the practice," mcdermottaeur (tm)'s first starring part in a series.

  • Natalie Merchant
    Natalie Merchant (1963)

    American singer-songwriter and pianist (10 000 maniacs).

  • Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins (1942)

    English actor and film director, best known for his roles as cockneys or gangsters.

  • Julian Schnabel
    Julian Schnabel (1951)

    American screenwriter and painter.

  • Roger Allam
    Roger Allam (1953)

    He is an english actor best known for his work on stage, but he has also performed on television, radio, and film.

  • Steve Valentine
    Steve Valentine (1966)

    Scottish actor and magician.

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October 26th: who died on this date?

On October 26th the following celebrities died:

  • Alma Cogan
    Alma Cogan (1966)

    English singer (born 1932).

  • Delmar Watson
    Delmar Watson (2008)

    Delmar Watson was a child actor known for his roles in classic films like 'Gone with the Wind'.

  • Louise Beavers
    Louise Beavers (1962)

    American singer and actress (d. 1962).

  • Hoyt Axton
    Hoyt Axton (1999)

    American actor and country music singer/songwriter (born in 1938).

  • Hattie McDaniel
    Hattie McDaniel (1952)

    American actress and singer (born 1895).

  • Tutta Rolf
    Tutta Rolf (1994)

    Norwegian-swedish actress and singer in film and theatre.

  • Demitris Kazantzakis (1957)

    Famous Greek writer best known for his novel 'Zorba the Greek'.

  • Bosten Russell (2020)

    Legendary NBA player known for his exceptional skills and leadership.

  • Nicolae Dobrin (2007)

    Nicolae Dobrin was a Romanian footballer who played as a midfielder and is considered one of the greatest Romanian players of all time.

  • Nikolis Kazantzakis (1957)

    Greek writer known for his novel 'Zorba the Greek'.

  • See all famous people who died on October 26th


October 26th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On October 26th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Scorpio according to the Western Zodiac.

Scorpio zodiac sign

October 26th: what is special about the Scorpio sign?

The Scorpio sign encompasses people born between October 23rd and November 21st.

You can discover Scorpio's personality traits and attitude and Scorpio's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Scorpio born in October discover why October born are so special.


October 26th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on October 26th in history:

  • Oct 26, 1903: Yerba Buena is first Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay.
  • Oct 26, 1920: Álvaro Obregón is announced the elected president of Mexico.
  • Oct 26, 1923: Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
  • Oct 26, 1938: Du Pont named its new synthetic fiber nylon
  • Oct 26, 1939: Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
  • Oct 26, 1941: 2nd meeting partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • Oct 26, 1949: US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents.
  • Oct 26, 1958: PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
  • Oct 26, 1980: 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • Oct 26, 2005: American casualties in the war on Iraq have reached 2,000.
  • Oct 26, 2009: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, President of Tunisia, wins 90% of the votes. This is his fifth term as president and a new five year mandate in the country’s general election.
  • Oct 26, 2017: Russian interference in 2016 US elections: Twitter bans ads from Russian news agencies RT or Sputnik. This is based on U.S intelligence's conclusion, that both tried to interfere with 2016 U.S. presidential elections on behalf of Russia.

What day of the year is October 26th?

October 26th marks the 299th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 300th in case of leap years).

There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year.

October 26th is the 26th day of the month of October.