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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1983  On this day in history bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81  

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 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  Pres Reagan visits China on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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  "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  On this day in history alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88  

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

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.