On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1940

Historical Events

  • The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gennadi Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21), born in Mytishchi, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • Mario Orozco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1940 Highlights

About October 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio