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OCTOBER 26

Performing Artists
1911 Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans-born African-American Gospel Singer) Mahalia Jackson Gospel Musicians U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Performing Artists
1913 Charlie Barnet (New York City-born Big Bandleader) Charlie Barnet Jazz
1914 Jackie Coogan (Los Angeles-born Silent Film Child Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1942 Bob Hoskins (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1947 Pat Sajak (Chicago-born Host of "Wheel of Fortune") Chicago Performing Artists Wheel of Fortune Internet Movie Database
Jaclyn Smith (Texas-born Actress: "Charlie's Angels") Jaclyn Smith Actors Television
1951 Bootsy Collins (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Ohio Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
1958 Rita Wilson (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1962 Thomas Cavanagh (Canadian Actor: "Ed") Canadian Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Carey Elwes (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Dylan McDermott (Connecticut-born Actor) Dylan McDermott Actors Television
1963 Natalie Merchant (New York-born Popular Musician) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians
Ted Demme (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Biography
Sports Figures
1899 Judy Johnson (Maryland-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures African-American Sports Leaders Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1906 Primo Carnera (Italian-born World Heavyweight Boxing Champion) Italian Sports Figures Boxing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1952 Hattie McDaniel (Kansas-born African-American Actress: Gone with the Wind) Kansas Performing Artists Actors Gone with the Wind African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1962 Louise Beavers (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Louise Beavers Actors Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1863 11 London Clubs Form the English Football Association English Sports Figures Soccer FIFA
1928 "Peter Pan" Is Registered by James Barrie James Barrie Young-adult Authors Copyrights and Trademarks USPTO
1930 SMU Defeats Indiana 27-0 in First Game at the Cotton Bowl Texas Football Dallas Fair Park Texas State Historical Association
1934 Senators Owner Clark Griffith Sells His Son-in-law, Joe Cronin to the Red Sox San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1952 Rocky Marciano Knocks Out Joe Louis in the Eighth Round Rocky Marciano Boxing Hall of Fame Joe Louis Boxing Hall of Fame USA Today
1960 American League Approves Move of the Washington Senators to Minnesota Washington, D.C. Minnesota Major League Baseball USA Today
1965 Queen Elizabeth Makes The Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II The Beatles History Channel
1979 Canadian Ken Fraser Catches Largest Bluefin Tuna on Record: 10', 1496 lbs Canada Fish Fine Fishing New York Times
1980 Alberto Salazar Wins the New York City Marathon Cuban Sports Figures New York City Track and Field Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures New York Times
1989 Paul Tagliabue is Elected NFL Commissioner National Football League Football USA Today
1997 Florida Marlins Defeat Cleveland Indians in 11th Inning of World Series Game 7 Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
2000 New York Yankees Win Third Straight World Series Championship Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times

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