On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1996

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Onutė Gražinytė, Lithuanian classical pianist, born in Vilnus, Lithuania
  • Pasaye, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26), born in Palatine, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), dies at 93
  • Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 95
1996 Highlights

About October 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio