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Historical Events In April - 26

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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

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

1984  Henry Rowland actor, dies at 70 on April - 26.  

1984  Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history may McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack  

1984  Pres Reagan visits China on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

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  Worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87  

1988  On this day in history tNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories  

1989  AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201 on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1990  126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history 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 April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1996  Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1997  On this day in history 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 April - 26.  

1538  On this day in history 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  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  On April - 26 birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on April - 26.  

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)  

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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  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  On April - 26 death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24  

1489  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

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

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