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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Monday, 22 September 2014

1983  Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81 on April - 26.  

1984  Count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78 on April - 26.  

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

1984  Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens on April - 26.  

1984  May McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack on April - 26.  

1984  Pres Reagan visits China on April - 26.  

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

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

1986  Broderick Crawford actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1986  On April - 26 maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry  

1986  On April - 26 worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die  

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 April - 26 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  Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany on April - 26.  

1989  Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78 on April - 26.  

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

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 April - 26.  

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  On this day in history "Dinosaurs" premiers on ABC-TV  

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

1991  On this day in history carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies  

1992  On April - 26 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia theater on Broadway  

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

1992  Final episode of "Growing Pains" airs on April - 26.  

1992  On April - 26 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 April - 26 burton Stein, historian, dies at 69  

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

2002  On April - 26 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  On April - 26 birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

1564  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on April - 26.  

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  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  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  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on this day in history.  

1444  On this day in history robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

1476  On April - 26 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  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.