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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

1965  On April - 26 aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70  

1966  Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach on this day in history.  

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

1968  On April - 26 students seize administration building at Ohio State  

1968  US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances  

1970  On April - 26 gypsy Rose Lee stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56  

1970  "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59  

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

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

1974  Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam on April - 26.  

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

1976  On April - 26 felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #3649  

1976  On this day in history neil McCallum actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45  

1976  Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60 on April - 26.  

1977  On April - 26 nY's famed disco Studio 54 opens  

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

1980  Iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy on April - 26.  

1980  Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120' on April - 26.  

1980  On this day in history cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87  

1981  On this day in history jim Davis actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65  

1981  On this day in history madge Evans TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71  

1981  On April - 26 jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65  

1982  On April - 26 argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island  

1982  Dame Cella Johnson British actress, dies of a stroke at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1982  On this day in history celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73  

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

1983  On this day in history dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1200 for first time  

1983  Vaughn Taylor actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72 on April - 26.  

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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 April - 26.  

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

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

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on April - 26.  

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

1637  On April - 26 birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on this day in history.  

1196  On this day in history alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

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  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on this day in history.  

1489  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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