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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Sunday, 20 April 2014

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

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  Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history 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  On this day in history an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leads to widespread nuclear contamination  

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  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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China  

1990  On this day in history danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle  

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

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  Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1997  Joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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

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

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1648  On this day in history birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)  

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 this day in history death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

1196  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies