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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Wednesday, 27 August 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  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 this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history pres Reagan visits China  

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

1986  An accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leads to widespread nuclear contamination on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history broderick Crawford actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74  

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

1986  Worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die on this day in history.  

1986  Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history tNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories  

1989  AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201 on this day in history.  

1989  Lucille Ball comedienne/actress dies at 78 of a massive heart attack on this day in history.  

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  Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history 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  

1990  On this day in history nY court of appeals ends 2 year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of the case  

1990  Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1992  On this day in history final episode of "Growing Pains" airs  

1992  On this day in history alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87  

1995  Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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

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

2002  Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on this day in history.  

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

1476  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on this day in history.  

1478  On this day in history death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24  

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

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on this day in history.