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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1983  On this day in history bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81  

1984  On this day in history count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78  

1984  On this day in history henry Rowland actor, dies at 70  

1984  On this day in history liverpool's Cavern Club reopens  

1984  May McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack on April - 26.  

1984  On this day in history pres Reagan visits China  

1984  On this day in history henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70  

1986  On April - 26 an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leads to widespread nuclear contamination  

1986  On April - 26 broderick Crawford actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74  

1986  Kashmir-India Border Region a 5.5 earthquake resulted in six people killed, about 30 injured and 85 percent of the houses damaged in the Dharmsala, India area on April - 26.  

1986  On this day in history maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry  

1986  On April - 26 worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die  

1986  Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87 on April - 26.  

1988  TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories on April - 26.  

1989  AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201 on April - 26.  

1989  On this day in history lucille Ball comedienne/actress dies at 78 of a massive heart attack  

1989  Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany on April - 26.  

1989  On this day in history lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78  

1990  On April - 26 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China  

1990  On April - 26 danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle  

1990  In the Qinghai Province, Chinaa 6.9 quake resulted in at least 126 people killed, many injured, extensive damage and landslides in the Gonghe-Xinghai area on this day in history.  

1990  NY court of appeals ends 2 year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of the case on April - 26.  

1990  On April - 26 carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated  

1991  "Dinosaurs" premiers on ABC-TV on this day in history.  

1991  On April - 26 vice-Admiral Charles Thomas resigns, warns defense cuts will threaten sovereignty and endanger lives of military personnel  

1991  On this day in history carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies  

1992  On April - 26 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia theater on Broadway  

1992  "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years on April - 26.  

1992  Final episode of "Growing Pains" airs on April - 26.  

1992  Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88  

1996  Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1997  On this day in history joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86  

2002  On April - 26 robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64) was born on this day in history.  

1538  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on this day in history.  

1564  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on April - 26.  

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1637  On April - 26 birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on April - 26.  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on April - 26.  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on this day in history.  

1196  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on this day in history.  

1444  On this day in history robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

1476  On this day in history death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on April - 26.  

1489  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on April - 26.