What Happened on October 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
  • US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • David Miley, Nike golfer (1992 Cleveland Open), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
  • Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)