On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

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