On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Woodbine Racetrack; winners: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup
  • New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win 23rd Baseball World Series; Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland MVP

Famous Birthdays

  • Pasaye, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26), born in Palatine, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80
  • Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), dies at 93
  • Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 95