On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician, dies at 82
  • Paul Pelliot, French Sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts, dies at 67
1945 Highlights

About October 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio