Monday 26 October 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bob Hoskins and Dietmar Polaczek.
The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Bob Hoskins: English actor and film director, known for playing Cockneys and gangsters.
- Dietmar Polaczek: Composer.
- John P "Jannie" Roux: South African Secretary to President (Botha / De Klerk).
- Zdenko Runjic: Croatian composor (d. 2004).
- Milton Nascimento: Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Zdenko Runjić: Croatian songwriter and producer (d. 2004).
- Jonathan Williams: English race car driver and pilot (d. 2014).
- 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
- 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
- Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
- World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, is sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, is heavily damaged.
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