On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisianal; (d. 1972)

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach and player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), born in Osgaig, Raasay, Scotland (d. 1996)