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 This day in History - October 26
363 Historic Events for October 26
1975

Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball

Event
1975

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

Event
1975

Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1975

Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)

Birth
1975

Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US

Event
1976

Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa

Event
1976

Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies at 57

Death
1976

Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic

Event
1977

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1977

5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise

Event
1977

Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY

Event
1978

Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

Event
1978

George Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies

Death
1979

Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies

Death
1979

Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated

Death
1980

Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74

Death
1980

St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times

Event
1980

11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41

Event
1980

10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3

Event
1981

LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series

Event
1982

Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards

Event
1982

US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982

Event
1982

Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies

Death
1983

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1983

Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London

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