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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

1983  On April - 26 bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81  

1984  On April - 26 count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78  

1984  On April - 26 henry Rowland actor, dies at 70  

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

1984  On April - 26 may McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack  

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  An accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leads to widespread nuclear contamination on April - 26.  

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

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

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

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

1989  On this day in history aT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201  

1989  On April - 26 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 this day in history.  

1989  On April - 26 lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78  

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

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 April - 26.  

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  On this day in history carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1992  Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87 on April - 26.  

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

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

1997  Joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86 on April - 26.  

2002  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

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

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

1603  On this day in history birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

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 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  On April - 26 robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

1476  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on April - 26.  

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

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