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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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

1966  On this day in history arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach  

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  On this day in history uS underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device  

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

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

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

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 April - 26.  

1971  SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

1973  Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69 on April - 26.  

1974  Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1976  Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1978  NASA launches space vehicle S-201 on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1980  Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87 on April - 26.  

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

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

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

1982  Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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  On April - 26 birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

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  On April - 26 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  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  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on April - 26.  

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

1489  On April - 26 death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on April - 26.  

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