October

October 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 26

October 26th celebrates Howl At The Moon Day and Pumpkin Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 299th day of the year, with only 66 days left of this year. It’s also just 5 days away from Halloween.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Scorpio.

Arm yourself with all the most notable births and deaths from this day and the historical events that made this day what it is!

Did you know that on this day in 1984, The Terminator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released in the US? It topped the United States Box Office charts for two weeks.

Keep reading for more facts about October 26th in history!

What Happened On October 26 In History?

2018

Singer Sinéad O’Connor was converted to Islam.

As part of her conversion, she also changed her name to Shuhada.
2018

Cesar Sayoc was arrested for sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent US Democrats.

Source CNN
2015

The James Bond spy film “Spectre”, with Daniel Craig, premiered in London.

2003

The Cedar Fire swept through San Diego County, California destroying 2,232 homes killing 15 people.

The wildfire swept through 273,246 acres of land. It caused more than $1.3 billion USD in damages, destroyed 2,232 homes, and killed 15 people.
2001

The American sci-fi movie “Donnie Darko”, with Jake Gyllenhaal was released in the US.

1984

The Terminator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released in the US.

1975

The US received Anwar Sadat, its first Egyptian presidential visit.

His trip was devoted to sourcing arms and helping the country's economy.
Source NY Times
1918

Stonehenge was given over to the British Government by its private landowner.

OTD in 1918: Stonehenge was given over to the British Government by its private landowner.
Cecil Chubb donated the monument to the government and was the last private individual to own Stonehenge.
1881

The most famous western gunfight happened at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

OTD in 1881: The most famous western gunfight happened at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone
The fight only lasted 30 seconds between a posse of Lawmen, involving Wyatt Earp, and a group of outlaws. Three men died from gunshot wounds.
1858

Inventor Hamilton Smith received his patent for his rotary washing machine.

Did you know that on this day, October 26th 1984, The Terminator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released in the US?