What Happened on October 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
  • Fourth day of battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
  • Second day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Hoskins, British actor, (d. 2014)
  • Dietmar Polaczek, composer
  • John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)