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Historical Events In April - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1984  Count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history henry Rowland actor, dies at 70  

1984  On April - 26 liverpool's Cavern Club reopens  

1984  May McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack on this day in history.  

1984  On April - 26 pres Reagan visits China  

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

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  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 this day in history maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry  

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

1986  On April - 26 bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87  

1988  TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories on April - 26.  

1989  On this day in history aT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201  

1989  On April - 26 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 April - 26.  

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 April - 26 danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated  

1991  "Dinosaurs" premiers on ABC-TV on April - 26.  

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  "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia theater on Broadway on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years  

1992  On this day in history final episode of "Growing Pains" airs  

1992  Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87 on April - 26.  

1995  Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88 on April - 26.  

1996  On this day in history burton Stein, historian, dies at 69  

1997  On April - 26 joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86  

2002  Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) on April - 26.  

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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  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

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

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on this day in history.  

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

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on April - 26.  

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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  On April - 26 death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

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  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on April - 26.  

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on April - 26.  

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

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on this day in history.  

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