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
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