On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1964

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Joe Edmonds, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Nashville, Tennessee,
  • Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Derek Ho, American surfer (World C'ship 1993; Hawaiian Triple Crown 1984, 86, 88, 90), born in Kailua, Hawaii (d. 2020)
  • Nicki French, English singer, born in Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • Ty Miller, American actor (The Kid-Young Riders), born in Granada Hills California

Famous Deaths

  • Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
1964 Highlights

About September 26, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra