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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

1965  On this day in history aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70  

1966  On April - 26 arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach  

1967  On April - 26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 perfs  

1968  On this day in history students seize administration building at Ohio State  

1968  US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device on April - 26.  

1969  On April - 26 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances  

1970  Gypsy Rose Lee stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56 on April - 26.  

1970  On April - 26 "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances  

1970  Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1971  Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs on this day in history.  

1971  SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy on this day in history.  

1972  Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59 on April - 26.  

1973  On this day in history irene Ryan actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69  

1973  Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam  

1976  On April - 26 allan Jackson newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60  

1976  On this day in history felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #3649  

1976  On April - 26 neil McCallum actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45  

1976  On this day in history allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60  

1977  On this day in history nY's famed disco Studio 54 opens  

1978  On April - 26 nASA launches space vehicle S-201  

1980  On this day in history iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy  

1980  On April - 26 longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'  

1980  Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1981  Jim Davis actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1981  Madge Evans TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1981  Jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65 on April - 26.  

1982  On this day in history argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island  

1982  On this day in history dame Cella Johnson British actress, dies of a stroke at 73  

1982  On this day in history rod Stewart is mugged, the gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche  

1982  Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1983  On April - 26 dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1200 for first time  

1983  On this day in history vaughn Taylor actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72  

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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 April - 26.  

1538  On April - 26 birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

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

1567  On April - 26 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 April - 26.  

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

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Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  On April - 26 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 April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

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