On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 2019

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

Abu 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

  • Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican track and field athlete, and first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron (Mexico City, 1968), dies of pneumonia at 71
  • Paul Barrere, American rock guitarist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), dies of liver cancer at 71

Robert Evans

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


2019 Highlights

About October 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truth Hurts - Lizzo
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I