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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Wednesday, 26 November 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 April - 26 henry Rowland actor, dies at 70  

1984  On April - 26 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  Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70 on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry on this day in history.  

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

1986  On April - 26 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  AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201 on April - 26.  

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  Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78 on April - 26.  

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

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

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  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 April - 26.  

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

1991  Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies on April - 26.  

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

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

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

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

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on this day in history.  

1573  On April - 26 birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

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

1637  On this day in history birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

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  On April - 26 death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

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

1444  On April - 26 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  On April - 26 death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24  

1489  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

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