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 Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Lawyer and politician Rudy Giuliani (24) weds second cousin Regina Peruggi (22) in a large Roman Catholic ceremony in Bedford Park, The Bronx

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani

Famous Deaths

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