What Happened on October 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • First European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
  • Soviet Union launches spacecraft Soyuz 3

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52