On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 2019

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Raid by US Special Forces kills ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), detonates a suicide vest after being cornered by US special forces and dies at 48

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican athlete (first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron, 1968), dies of pneumonia at 71

Person of interestRobert Evans

Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), dies at 89

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

2019 Highlights

About October 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio