On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Lee Ascher, American jazz pianist, composer ("Rainbow Connection"), and arranger (John Lennon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Ries Smits, Dutch economist and politician (CDA), born in Tricht, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
  • William Temple, English Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 63
1944 Highlights

About October 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio