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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Thursday, 30 October 2014

1983  Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1984  Count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1984  Henry Rowland actor, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1984  On April - 26 liverpool's Cavern Club reopens  

1984  On this day in history may McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack  

1984  Pres Reagan visits China on this day in history.  

1984  Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

1986  Broderick Crawford actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74 on April - 26.  

1986  On April - 26 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  

1986  On April - 26 maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry  

1986  Worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die on April - 26.  

1986  On this day in history bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87  

1988  TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories on this day in history.  

1989  On April - 26 aT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201  

1989  Lucille Ball comedienne/actress dies at 78 of a massive heart attack on April - 26.  

1989  On this day in history mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany  

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

1990  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1991  On this day in history vice-Admiral Charles Thomas resigns, warns defense cuts will threaten sovereignty and endanger lives of military personnel  

1991  On April - 26 carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies  

1992  "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia theater on Broadway on this day in history.  

1992  "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years on this day in history.  

1992  On April - 26 final episode of "Growing Pains" airs  

1992  On April - 26 alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87  

1995  On April - 26 alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88  

1996  On this day in history burton Stein, historian, dies at 69  

1997  On April - 26 joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86  

2002  Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) on April - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  On April - 26 birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

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

1564  On April - 26 birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  On this day in history birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

1603  On April - 26 birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

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  On this day in history stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on April - 26.  

1196  On April - 26 alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

1444  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1489  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

1558  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies