On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • President Nixon releases first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Wings release "Helen Wheels"

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Smith, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)

Person of interestSeth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane, American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle