✍🎭🎵Bruce Belland -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1936
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: became a network TV exec
Group Names: The Four Preps
TV Shows: The Tim Conway Show
🎨🎭Ralph Bakshi -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1938
Movie Titles: Lord of the Rings, American Pop, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse
🎵Michael Piano -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1944
Misc: his group did the song that sounds like One Ton Tomato
Group Names: The Sandpipers
⛪🎭🏆Jaclyn Smith -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1945 N.S.
Baptist, TV Actress, Exerciser, Model
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Dennis Cole's ex-wife
Misc: The Breck Girl, Max Factor, K-Mart fashion line
TV Shows: Charlie's Angels (as Kelly Garrett), Christine Cromwell (star)
🎭Pat Sajak -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1946
Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL; RLN:Sadjak
TV Shows: Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show
💰🎵Keith Hopwood -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1946
Businessperson, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Rhythm Guitarist, English
Group Names: Herman's Hermits
⚖Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1947
First Lady, Attorney/Lawyer
Names/Places: Bill's wife
🎵Wes McGhee -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1948 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
🏆⚾Steve Rogers -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1949
🏆🏈Chuck Forman -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1950
Misc: running back/receiver: NFC Rookie of the Year : Super Bowl VIII, IX, XI; NFC Player of the Year [1974, 1976]
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots
🎨🎭Julian Schnabel -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1951
Painter, Movie Director
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🎵William "Bootsy" Collins -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: performed with James Brown and George Clinton
Group Names: Bootsy's Rubber Band, Funkadelic
🏆⚾Steve Ontiveros -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1951
🎭Rondi Reed -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1952
TV Shows: Mike and Molly (as Peggy)
Movie Titles: The Astronaut's Wife, Jungle 2 Jungle, Fearless
🎵David Was -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1952 N.S.
Group Names: Was (Not Was)
Song Titles: Walk The Dinosaur
🎭Maureen Teefy -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1953
Movie Titles: Men Seeking Women, Grease 2, Supergirl, Fame
🎭🎮Lauren Tewes -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1953 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Love Boat (as cruise director Julie McCoy)
Video Games: Police Quest: SWAT 2, Putt-Putt Travels Through Time
🎵🎸Keith Strickland -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1953
New Wave Guitarist, New Wave Drummer
Group Names: B-52's
🎭D. W. Moffett -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1954 N.S.
Names/Places: RFMN:Donald Warren
TV Shows: Friday Night Lights, Switched at Birth, Chicago Med
Movie Titles: Falling Down, Traffic, Thirteen, Chicago Sons, For Your Love
🎭James Pickens Jr. -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1954
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Henry Thomas), Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Richard Webber)
Movie Titles: Sphere, 42
🎭Jonathan Murray -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1955
Hall of Famer, Producer
TV Shows: MTV's The Real World (co-creator), Road Rules (co-creator)
🎭🎵Rita Wilson -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1956
Actress, Producer, Singer
Movie Titles: It's Complicateed, Sleepless in Seattle, Now and Then, The Story of Us, Runaway Bride, Jingle All The Way
🎭Julie Dawn Cole -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1957 N.S.
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (as Veruca Salt)
⚖Evo Morales -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1959
Head of State, Bolivian
✍🎭Patrick Breen -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1960
Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Madam Secretary, Kevin Hill (as George)
Movie Titles: Galaxy Quest, Men in Black
🏆🏈Brian Hansen -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1960
🎭Dylan McDermott -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1961
TV Shows: American Horror Story, Dark Blue, Stalker, The Practice (as Bobby Donnell)
Movie Titles: Steel Magnolias, In the Line of Fire, Til There Was You; The Practice's Robert G. "Bobby" Donnell, Three to Tango
🏆Manuel Estiarte-Duocastella -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Spanish
⚖Uhuru Kenyatta -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1961 N.S.
🎭Cary Elwes -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1962
Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: X-Files (as Brad Fullman)
Movie Titles: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Princess Bride, Twister, The Cat's Meow
🎵Kristen Hall -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1962
Group Names: Sugarland (founding member)
🎭Tom Cavanagh -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1963
Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Royal Pains, Ed (as Edward 'Ed' Jerome Stevens), The Flash (as Dr. Harrison Wells)
Movie Titles: Bang Bang You're Dead, Breakfast with Scot
🏆🏈Tony Casillas -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1963
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Oklahoma, Atlanta Falcons (1986-1990), Dallas Cowboys (1991-1993), New York Jets (1994-1995), Dallas Cowboys (1996-1997)
🎵🎸Natalie Merchant -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1963
Songwriter, Musician, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: 10,000 Maniacs (lead 1981-1993), soloist
Song Titles: Peace Train, What's The Matter Here?, Trouble Me, These Are Days, Candy Everybody Wants, Everyday is Like Sunday, Because The Night (previous titles as lead of 10,000 Maniacs)
Album Titles: In My Tribe, Blind Man's Zoo
🎵Eros Ramazzotti -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1963
Songwriter, Singer, Italian
🏆🏈Vencie Glenn -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1964
🎭🏆Kelly Rowan -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1965
Actress, Producer, Model, Canadian
TV Shows: The O.C. (as Kirsten Nichol Cohen)
Movie Titles: Hook, Assassins
🏆🏈Wayne Martin -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1965
NFL Defensive End
🏆⚾Gil Heredia -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1965
🎭🎮Steve Valentine -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1966
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Scottish
TV Shows: Crossing Jordan (as Dr. Nigel Townsend)
Movie Titles: A Christmas Carol, Spider-Man 3
Video Games: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
🏆Olga Bicherova -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1966
Misc: winner of the women's world gymnastics title at age 15 years 33 days, in November 1981.
🏆🏀John Williams -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1966
🏆🏈Bobby Houston -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1967
🎵Keith Urban -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1967
Guitarist, Country Singer, Australian
Song Titles: For You
🏆🏈Chris Oldham -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1968
🏆⚾Mark Sweeney -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1969
MLB First Baseman
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🏆🏈Bert Emanuel -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1970
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆🏈Jessie Armstead -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1970
🎭Anthony Rapp -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1971 N.S.
Misc: Play: Rent
Movie Titles: A Beautiful Mind, Rent, Dazed and Confused, Road Trip
🎭Rosemarie DeWitt -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1971
Movie Titles: Cinderella Man, The Watch, Poltergeist, The Odd Life of Timothy Green
🎨✍🎭Seth MacFarlane -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1973
Animator, Writer, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, American Dad
Movie Titles: Ted, Ted 2
🏆🏒Róbert Petrovický -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1973
NHL Player, Slovakian
🎭Caspar Zafer -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1974 N.S.
Actor, Director, Ukrainian
TV Shows: The Vampire Diaries (as Finn Mikaelson), Deam Team, The Originals
📰🎭Paula Faris -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1975 N.S.
Correspondent, TV Hostess
TV Shows: The View
🎭Lennon Parham -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1975
Misc: of the Uptight Citizens Brigade comedy troupe
🎭Florence Kasumba -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1976 N.S.
Movie Titles: Black Panther
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🎭Hal Ozsan -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1976
Movie Titles: Helter Skelter, S1m0ne, Redline, Groupie
Dan Heder -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1977 N.S.
Names/Places: Jon's twin brother
🎭Chaz Lamar Shepard -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1977
TV Shows: 7th Heaven (as John Hamilton), Me And The Boys (as Artis Tower)
Movie Titles: The Nutty Professor, Set It Off, The Temptations
🎭Jon Heder -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1977
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Surf's Up, Just Like Heaven, Blades of Glory, Mama's Boy, Napoleon Dynamite, The Benchwarmers
✍🏆Alexandria "Lexie" Karlsen -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1978
Author, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1999
🏆🥊C. M. Punk -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1978 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Phillip Brooks
🎵Mark Barry -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1978
Group Names: BBMak
🎭Jonathan Chase -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1979
TV Shows: Love Thy Neighbor
Movie Titles: Gamer, Another Gay Movie, Eagle Eye
🎵Guy Sebastian -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1981
TV Shows: American Idol (2006)
🎭Folake Olowofoyeku -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1983 N.S.
TV Shows: Bob Hearts Abishola
🏆⛸Sasha Cohen -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1984
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic silver medal figure skater
🏆🏀Monta Ellis -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1985 N.S.
Isabella Loggins -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1987
Names/Places: Kenny's daughter
🎭Beulah Koale -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1991 N.S.
Actor, New Zealand
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O
Tyler Jackson Fogerty -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1992
Names/Places: Julie and John's son
🎭🏆Allie Deberry -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.10/26/1994 N.S.
TV Shows: A.N.T. Farm
Movie Titles: Lazer Team, Shake It Up!, Spirit Riders
Jaden Gil Agassi -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.10/26/2001
Names/Places: Steffi Graf and Andre's son
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🎭Julian Dennison -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.10/26/2002 N.S.
Riley Edward Donoho -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.10/26/2006
Names/Places: Holly Marie Combs and David's son
🎭🎵Reginald Eugene "Reggie" Warren -- b.10/26/????
Actor, New Jack Swing Singer
Group Names: Troop
🎵Domenico Scarlatti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1685 N.S. d.7/23/1757 N.S. (71)
Composer, Harpsichordist, Italian
📰John Peter Zenger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1697 d.7/28/1746 (48)
Journalist, Printer, German
Misc: involved in first amendment fight
🎖⚖Charles Pinckney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1757 N.S. d.10/29/1824 N.S. (67)
Misc: American Founding Father, political leader, and diplomat whose proposals for a new government--called the Pinckney plan--were largely incorporated into the Federal Constitution drawn up in 1787.
🎖Georges Jacques Danton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1759 N.S. d.4/5/1794 N.S.
Misc: French revolutionary leader
⚛💰Henry Deringer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1786 d.2/28/1868 (81)
Misc: Derringer short-barrelled pistol
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🎵Giuditta Pasta -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1797 N.S. d.4/1/1865 N.S. (67)
Opera Singer, Italian
Tennessee Claflin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1845 d.1/18/1923 (77)
Social Reformer, Suffragate
⚛Lewis Boss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1846 d.10/12/1912 (65)
Misc: star catalog compiler
💰Charles William Post -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1854 d.5/9/1914 (59)
Names/Places: b. in Springfield, IL
Misc: created Grape-Nuts cereal, founded Post cereal co. 1897
🏆⚾Frank Selee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1859 d.7/5/1909 (49)
Hall of Famer, MLB General Manager
Misc: was an American Major League Baseball manager in the National League (NL). In his sixteen-year Major League career, he managed the Boston Beaneaters (Atlanta Braves) for twelve seasons, and the Chicago Orphans (Cubs) for four.
🏆🎾Richard Dudley Sears -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1861 d.4/8/1943 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: the first U.S. men's singles champion of lawn tennis
🎨💰Abby Rockefeller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1874 d.4/5/1948 (73)
Art Collector, Philanthropist, Socialite
Names/Places: John D.'s wife
🎭H. B. Warner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1876 d.12/21/1958 (82)
Names/Places: RN:Henry Bryan Warner Lickford
Misc: b. 1875?
Movie Titles: Ten Commandments, It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
🎖⚖Leon Trotsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1879 O.S. or 11/7/1879 N.S. d.8/21/1940 (60)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Lev Davidovich Bronstein
Misc: Russian revolutionary; Oct 26=O.S./Nov 8=N.S.; icepicked by Frank Jackson 8/20/40 in Mexico City
🎭Ruth Gates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1886 d.5/23/1966 (79)
TV Shows: Mama (as Aunt Jenny)
📰John S. Knight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1894 d.6/16/1981 (86)
Misc: assembled Knight-Ridder newspaper chain
🏆🏁🏍Floyd Clymer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1895 N.S. d.1/22/1970 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist
Misc: a pioneer in the sport of motorcycling, was a racer, a motorcycle dealer and distributor, a magazine publisher, a racing promoter, an author, and a motorcycle manufacturer.
🏆🏒Harry Oliver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1898 d.6/16/1985 (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1918-1937
Sports Teams: Calgary Tigers, Boston Bruins, New York Americans
🏆⚾Wilham Julius "Judy" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1899 N.S. d.6/14/1989 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Third Baseman
Misc: starred in the Negro leagues
🎭Terry Frost -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1906 d.3/1/1993 (86)
🏆🥊Primo Carnera -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1906 N.S. d.6/29/1967 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Wrestler, Italian
Misc: heaviest heavyweight-boxing champion of the world (270 lbs) from June 29, 1933, when he knocked out Jack Sharkey in six rounds in New York City, until June 14, 1934, when he was knocked out by Max Baer in 11 rounds, also in New York City.
🎵Tony Pastor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1907 d.10/31/1969 (62)
Songwriter, Singer, Tenor-sax, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
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⚖John Krol -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1910 d.3/3/1996 (85)
Head of State
Misc: Cardinal; ret-Archbishop of Philidelphia
🏆🏈Sid Gillman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1911 d.1/3/2003 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: Football innovator; only coach in both College and Pro Football halls of fame; led college teams at Miami-OH and Cincinnati to combined 81-19-2 record from 1944-54; coached LA Rams (1955-59) in NFL, then led Los Angeles and San Diego Chargers of AFL to 5 Western titles and 1 championship in the league's 1st six years; developed wide open, pass oriented offense, introduced situational player substitution and the study of game films; Chargers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Cleveland Rams (player 1936), Miami (1942-1947), Cincinnatti (1949-1954), Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (1960-1971), Houston Oilers (1973-1974)
🎵Mahalia Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1911 d.1/27/1972 (60)
Hall of Famer, Contralto, Gospel Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA; NN:Queen of the Gospel Song
Misc: some say b. 1912 or d. Jan 26
🎭Don Siegel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1912 d.4/20/1991 (78)
Misc: Clint Eastwood movies
🎭Tom Palmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1912 d.11/22/1997 (85)
🎵🎷Charlie Barnet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1913 d.9/4/1991 (77)
Singer, Bandleader, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: NN:The Playboy of the western jazz world
Misc: Swing Era
🎭Jackie Coogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1914 d.3/1/1984 (69)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; NN:The Kid
Misc: appearred in the first full-length movie to feature a child and in over 1,400 television shows
TV Shows: McKeever & the Colonel, Pantotime Quiz, The Addams Family (as Uncle Fester)
⚛Boyd David "Buzz" Wagner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1916 d.11/29/1942 (26)
Misc: the first United States Army Air Forces fighter ace in World War II
⚖François Mitterand -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1916 N.S. d.1/8/1996 N.S. (79)
Head of State, French
Misc: French president 1981-95
🏆🏒Jack Crawford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1916 d.1/19/1973 (56)
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins
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🎭Ivor Francis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1918 d.10/22/1986 (67)
Names/Places: Genie's dad
TV Shows: Dusty's Trail, Room 222 (as Prof. Dragan)
⚖Edward W. Brooke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1919 d.1/3/2015 (95)
Senator, Presidential Aide
Misc: Attorney general; the first black to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate.
⚖Shah of Iran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1919 d.7/27/1980 (60)
Head of State
Names/Places: RN:Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Misc: leader for 38 years 1941-79; d. in Cairo
🏆⚾Francisco Alcaraz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1920 N.S. d.5/1/1996 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Player, Baseball Umpire, Mexican
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
🏆🏀Joseph F. "Joe" Fulks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1921 d.3/21/1976 (54)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Jumping Joe
Misc: The first Philadelphia Warriors NBA star, high scoring 6' 5 forward of the 1940s, the first major star of The Basketball Association Of America, the league that became the NBA in 1949.
Sports Teams: Philadephia Warriors (1946-1954)
🎵Richard Egues -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1923 d.9/1/2006 (82)
🎵Warne Marsh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1927 d.12/18/1987 (60)
🎵Neal Matthews Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1929 d.4/21/2000 (70)
Hall of Famer, Country Performer
Group Names: Jordanaires
🏆🏈Les Richter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1930 d.6/12/2010 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl; in College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1954-1962)
✍John Arden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1930 d.3/28/2012 (81)
🏆🏀John "Hot Rod" Hundley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1934 N.S. d.3/27/2015 N.S. (80)
Sportscaster, NBA Player
🎭Shelly Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1936 N.S. d.12/1/2019 N.S. (83)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Flying Nun (as Sister Sixto), Will and Grace (as Rosario Salazar)
Movie Titles: Shark Tale
🏆🏀Dave Gavitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1937 d.9/16/2011 (73)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Dartmouth and Providence coach who formed Big East Conference in 1979; U.S. Olympic coach in 1980; chairman of NCAA tournament committee (1981-84); as president of USA Basketball (1988-92), he was primary force behind sending Dream Team to '92 Olympics
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (executive, 1990-1994)
🎵John Henry "Jabo" Starks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1938 N.S. d.5/1/2018 N.S. (79)
Blues Drummer, Funk Musician
Misc: he was best known for playing with James Brown
✍Richard W. Bailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1939 d.4/2/2011 (71)
Misc: scholar of the English language
🎭Bob Hoskins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1942 d.4/29/2014 (71)
Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in Suffolk
Movie Titles: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Hook, The Cotton Club, Mona Lisa, Mermaids, Michael, Cousin Bette, Beyond The Sea, Unleashed, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Hollywoodland
✍Pat Conroy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1945 d.3/4/2016 N.S. (70)
Book Titles: The Water is Wide, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini
🎭Holly Woodlawn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1946 d.12/6/2015 N.S. (69)
Actress, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: RN:Harold Danhaki
🎵Maggie Roche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1951 d.1/21/2017 N.S. (65)
Group Names: Roches
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🎭Ted Demme -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1964 d.1/13/2002 (37)
Names/Places: nephew of director Jonathan Demme
Movie Titles: Blow, Beautiful Girls
Baby Fae -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/26/1984 N.S. d.11/15/1984 N.S. (0)
Misc: received a baboon heart that replaced her defective heart.
Nathaniel Bacon -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1647 J-LD d.10/26/1676 J-LD (29)
Misc: Bacon's Rebellion; sausage and eggs didn't join in with Bacon in his rebellion
🎨✍William Hogarth -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1697 d.10/26/1764 (66)
Cartoonist, Painter, Engraver, Satirist, English
Book Titles: Rake's Progress, A Harlot's Progress, Marriage A-la-Mode
🎖Robert Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1805 d.10/26/1871 (66)
✍Carlo Collodi -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1826 d.10/26/1890 (63)
Names/Places: RN:Carlos Lorenzini
Book Titles: Pinocchio (creator)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1815 d.10/26/1902 (86)
Feminist, Social Reformer, Suffragate, American
Names/Places: b. in Johnstown, N.Y.
Misc: Women's rights; wrote the women's version of The Bible
👑⚖Prince Itō Of Japan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1841 d.10/26/1909 (68)
King, Head of State, Japanese
Names/Places: RN: Ito Hirobumi
Misc: Japanese premier; The Biemarck of Japan
Ella Flagg Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1845 d.10/26/1918 (73)
Misc: first woman president (National Educational Association)
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⚛Charles P. Steinmetz -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1865 d.10/26/1923 (58)
Scientist, Engineer, German
Misc: AC power developer
🎭Lew Dockstader -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1856 d.10/26/1924 (68)
Stage Actor, Comedian
💰🏆⚾Charles Albert "Charlie" Comiskey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1859 N.S. d.10/26/1931 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RN:Charles Albert Comiskey; NN:Commy or The Old Roman
Misc: founding owner of the Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park
Sports Teams: St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882-1889), Chicago Pirates (1890), St. Louis Browns (1891), Cincinnati Reds (1892-1894), St. Louis Browns (manager, 1883-1889, 1891), Chicago Pirates (manager, 1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1892-1894), Chicago White Sox (owner, 1901-1931)
🏆🏀Emil Liston -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1890 d.10/26/1949 (59)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Wesleyan University, Baker University
🎭🎵Hattie McDaniel -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1895 d.10/26/1952 (57)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Movie Titles: Gone With The Wind (maid and the first black to win an Oscar)
⛪⚖🏆🏁🏊Otto Scheff -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1889 N.S. d.10/26/1956 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Politician, Lawyer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Austrian
✍Nikos Kazantzakis -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1885 d.10/26/1957 (71)
Novelist, Poet, Greek
Misc: his prolific output and wide variety of work represent a major contribution to modern Greek literature.
Movie Titles: Zorba, Last Temptation of Christ
🎭Louise Beavers -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1902 d.10/26/1962 (60)
Misc: played cooks & housekeepers in many projects; some say b. 1898
TV Shows: Beulah (star)
🎭Erich Von Stronheim Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1916 d.10/26/1968 (52)
Movie Titles: Napoleon, Sunset Blvd.
🏆🥊Louis "Kid" Kaplan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1901 N.S. d.10/26/1970 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
⚛Igor I. Sikorsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1889 d.10/26/1972 (83)
Engineer, Inventor, American, Russian
Misc: developed the working helicopter
🏆🏁Jimmy Caruthers -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1945 d.10/26/1975 N.S. (30)
⚖Chung Hee Park -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1917 d.10/26/1979 (62)
President, Head of State
Misc: South Korea president
✍Sybil Leek -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1917 d.10/26/1982 (65)
Misc: Witch, Psychic, and Occult Author
🏆🏈"Mike" Michalske -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1903 d.10/26/1983 (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Penn State, New York Yankees (AFL 1926, NFL 1927-1928), Green Bay Packers (1929-1935, 1937)
🎭Sue Randall -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1935 d.10/26/1984 (49)
TV Shows: Leave It to Beaver (as Miss Landers)
🎭Edith Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1888 d.10/26/1987 (99)
Names/Places: Nancy's mother
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🏆⚽Adam Wolanin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1919 d.10/26/1987 (67)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Polish
💰🎭William S. Paley -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1901 d.10/26/1990 (89)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, TV Executive
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: CBS Founder and Patriarch; 20th century business giant
🎵Jim Reese -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1941 d.10/26/1991 (49)
Group Names: The Bobby Fuller Four
🏆⚾🏀Everett Dean -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1898 N.S. d.10/26/1993 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Indiana University (basketball player 1918-1921, basketball coach 1924-1938, baseball coach 1925-1938), Carleton College (basketball coach 1921-1924), Stanford University (basketball coach 1938-1951, baseball coach 1950-1955)
🎵Harold Rome -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1908 d.10/26/1993 (85)
🎵Wilbert Harrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1929 d.10/26/1994 (65)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City
Misc: some say b. Jan 29
🎭🎵Hoyt Axton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1938 d.10/26/1999 (61)
Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Duncan, OK
🎭Muriel Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1912 d.10/26/2000 (88)
🎭Eugene Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1916 d.10/26/2001 (84)
TV Shows: Our Gang (as Pineapple)
🏆⚾Roberto "Bobby" Ávila -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1924 N.S. d.10/26/2004 N.S. (80)
MLB Player, Mexican
🏆🥊Conrad Efraim -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1945 N.S. d.10/26/2008 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: Ring Name: Special Delivery Jones or S.D. Jones
✍Tony Hillerman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1925 d.10/26/2008 (83)
🎵Chris Bartley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1947 d.10/26/2009 N.S. (62)
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Mindbenders, soloist
🎵🎸John King -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1947 d.10/26/2010 N.S. (63)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Steve Miller Band
🎭Daniel Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1929 d.10/26/2011 (82)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive
💰Arnold Greenberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1932 d.10/26/2012 (80)
Misc: co-founded Snapple, a brand of tea and juice drinks.
🏆⚾Oscar Taveras -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1992 N.S. d.10/26/2014 N.S. (22)
MLB Outfielder, Dominican Republican
🎭Robert (Producer) Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1930 N.S. d.10/26/2019 N.S. (89)
Movie Titles: Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown
🎵🎸Paul Barrere -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1948 N.S. d.10/26/2019 N.S. (71)
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Misc: sessionist with Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt, and others
Group Names: Little Feat
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In 1825, The first manmade waterway, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River.
In 1854, The Knickerbockers and the Gotham Club, both of New York, played the first recorded tie game in baseball. The Knickerbockers led, 11-9, after nine innings, but the rules of the time required 21 “aces” to win. The game was called after twelve innings because of darkness. It ended as a 12-all tie.
In 1861, The legendary Pony Express officially ceased operations, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph. (The last run of the Pony Express was completed the following month.)
In 1863, Soccer rules are standardized with the formation of the Football Association in England; rugby starts as a separate game.
In 1881, The “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” took place in Tombstone, Arizona, as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and “Doc” Holliday confronted Ike Clantonʹs gang. Three members of Clantonʹs gang were killed; Earpʹs brothers and Holliday were wounded.
In 1914, Actor Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan, Jr.) was born. He headlined “The Kid,” the first full-length motion picture to star a child. His other films include “Tom Sawyer,” “Oliver Twist,” “College Swing,” “Outlaw Women” and “The Shakiest Gun in the West,” but audiences possibly best remember him as Uncle Fester on the '60s TV series “The Addams Family.” As a child, his parents depleted the earnings he made as an actor, leading to the creation of the Coogan Act, requiring the parents of child actors to put their earnings in a trust. Coogan died on March 1, 1984.
In 1917, Otto Messmerʹs “Felix The Cat,” Cartoon Character, debuts in theaters.
In 1935, The Silly Symphony film, “Three Orphan Kittens” is released.
In 1941, U.S. savings bonds go on sale.
In 1945, The Donald Duck film, “Cured Duck” is released. Daisy also appears.
In 1946, George and Junior, Cartoon Character, debuts by MGM.
In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
In 1951, Winston Churchill was appointed British prime minister for a second time, following the Conservative partyʹs narrow victory in elections the previous day.
In 1952, NBC-TV premiered “Victory at Sea,” as show that was the first documentary film series to gain wide acceptance. Richard Rodgers wrote the showʹs score and Robert Russell Bennett orchestrated it. “No Other Love,” adapted from one of the songs in the score, became a hit for crooner Perry Como in the summer of 1953.
In 1955, The “Disneyland” TV show features the film, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, part of the film, “The Adventures of Icabod and Mr. Toad”.
In 1958, Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris. The trip took eight hours and 41 minutes.
In 1959, R.C., “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” hits #13 on the pop singles chart by Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
In 1959, R.C., “Say Man” by Bo Diddley peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.
In 1959, R.C., “Shout — Part 1” by The Isley Brothers peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.
In 1959, R.C., “Some Kind-A Earthquake” by Duane Eddy peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart; it was the shortest-playing single at 77 seconds to ever hit the Hot 100 chart and held that honor until The Womenfolkʹs “Little Boxes” (67 sec) hit the chart in 1964.
In 1960, Gene Autry, the singing cowboy, was awarded a California expansion franchise in the American League. He had gone to the owners meeting to look for opportunities…in broadcasting.
In 1963, R.C., “Speed Ball” by Ray Stevens peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, Liberace played the parts of both a concert pianist and the evil brother who leads him into a life of crime on “Batman.”
In 1968, On the cover of TV Guide: “Hope Lange of Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. Other Articles: Gomer Pyle, Jay Silverheels
In 1968, R.C., “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by Iron Butterfly peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.
In 1968, Boxer George Foreman beats Ionas Chepulis of the Soviet Union for the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the Mexico Olympic games. Foreman draws blood two minutes into the first round. In the second round, Chepulis is given a standing count by the referee, who eventually calls the fight before the bell.
In 1970, “Doonesbury”, Gary Trudeauʹs comic strip that skewered politics and other issues, debut in 28 newspapers.
In 1970, Muhammad Ali returns to the ring after a 43-month layoff, due to his refusal to be drafted into the United States Army. Fighting in Atlanta, Ali opened a cut over Jerry Quarryʹs left eye with a right hand in the third round, causing the fight to be stopped before the start of the fourth round. (month-gap fact-checked)
In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Marcia Gets Creamed”, Marciaʹs new part-time job at an ice cream parlor causes her problems at home and with her boyfriend; Jeff, Marciaʹs boyfriend, is annoyed because she hasnʹt any time for him with her new job. Marcia decides to get her brother Peter a job there so she will have more free time, but he turns out to be a goof-off.
In 1973, Wings release “Helen Wheels”.
In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of The Waltons” (Richard Thomas, Will Geer, Ralph Waite). Other Articles: Columbo, Petrocelli
In 1974, R.C., “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynard Skynard peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1974, R.C., “Then Came You” by Dionne Warwicke and Spinners peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. (Dionne gave her “e” to Dan Quayl!).
In 1977, “Telephone Man” single by Meri Wilson was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1978, The Police played their first U.S. show at Bostonʹs Rat Club.
In 1978, “Operation Petticoat”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1979, “Shirley” began airing on NBC. No sign of Laverne in this series.
In 1980, Midway releases the video game Pac-Man to arcades in the United States. It was first released in Japan on May 22, 1980 as Puck-Man.
In 1981, David Bowie met with rock quartet Queen in Montreux, Switzerland to record “Under Pressure” in an overnight session, unbeknownst to them or their fans that nine years later, Vanilla Ice would rip off their riffs into his one-hit blunder “Ice Ice Baby” in 1990.
In 1981, “Battlestars” TV game show began airing on NBC
In 1982, Millions of Americans began checking into NBCʹs new entry in the medical sweepstakes, “Saint Elsewhere.” Set in a decaying Boston hospital, the show mixes and matches doctors, hospital politics, cutting-edge illnesses and procedures, office romance, and excellent writing and acting to create one of the best dramas on television.
In 1982, “The Last Word”, TV News; debut on CBS.
In 1984, “V” (1984 version) TV Scifi Adventure debut on NBC. It was the shortest title of a regular series to ever appear on prime time television. NBC spends tons of money to turn “V,” which originally started as two popular sci-fi miniseries, into a weekly show. Although it will gain a cult following, the series wonʹt get the ratings its cost merits, and the “Visitors” will be sent packing after one season.
In 1984, “The Terminator,” a science-fiction movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a killer cyborg from the future, was released by Orion Pictures.
In 1985, R.C., “And We Danced” by Hooters peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Fortress Around Your Heart” by Sting peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Iʹm Goin' Down” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.
In 1986, Donald Duck was shown for the first time in the Peopleʹs Republic of China this day. Chinese television launched a weekly half-hour of old Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse cartoons.
In 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces an embargo on all U.S. imports from Iran because of its “unprovoked attacks” on American military forces and merchant ships.
In 1988, Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for four month advisory service.
In 1988, The creators of “Saint Elsewhere” tried to catch lightning in a bottle again with NBCʹs “Tattingers,” set in and around an upscale New York restaurant. Viewers, however, will avoid whatʹs on the menu, and Tattingers will shut its doors the following January — only to return in April for two episodes as the half-hour sitcom “Nick and Hillary.”
In 1988, “The Van Dyke Show” began airing on CBS
In 1992, “Junta” album by Phish was released
In 1994, “Forrest Gump” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA
In 2000, This isnʹt childʹs play. Sonyʹs PlayStation2 video game console went on sale at midnight in North America, and hard-core gamers or their deep-pocketed parents lined up to buy it at $299 each. PlayStation2 signals a new generation of consoles, where consumers can eventually play DVD movies, download music, play games with their friends in another city, and do some surfing — all through their TV sets. When it came to getting your hands on a Sony PlayStation2, it didnʹt pay to be polite. With the company already acknowledging it canʹt meet demand because of parts shortages, consumers resorted to whatever tactics necessary to nab whatever was on the shelves when the widely-anticipated video-game console went on sale Thursday. Thousands of people, from hard-core gamers in their 20s and 30s to grandmothers looking to buy PlayStation2 for their grandchildren, went home angry — and empty-handed. Scuffles even broke out at some locations. In Minot, North Dakota, police were called to a Wal-Mart store after receiving reports of people threatening others waiting in line for the console. Despite the shortfall in initial shipments, Sony says it expects to meet its goal of delivering ten million units worldwide by March 2001, of which three million are slated for North America.
In 2003, The sixth Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Lily Tomlin during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
In 2009, The 12th Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Bill Cosby during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C. The Prize was rescinded in 2018 due to his conviction of sexual assault that year. Ironically, Cosby had twice refused the honor, complaining about the use of profanity at the inaugural ceremony in 1998 honoring Richard Pryor.