On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1963

Historical Events

  • US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada

Famous Birthdays

  • Natalie Merchant, American singer and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Ted Demme, American film and television director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas


1963 Highlights

About October 26, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio