On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1973

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, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Róbert Petrovický, Slovak NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia

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 wrestler, born in Morioka, Iwate, Japan
1973 Highlights

About October 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio