Historical Events In July - 26
Saturday, 25 May 2019
1959 On July - 26 manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54
1963 US Syncom 2, first geosynchronous communications satellite, launched on July - 26.
1964 On July - 26 teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
1964 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die on July - 26.
1965 On this day in history republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)
1967 On this day in history matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
1968 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies on July - 26.
1969 On this day in history sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes first lady to solo sail the Pacific
1969 On this day in history raymond Walburn, actor (Spoilers, Dixie), dies after illness at 81
1970 Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81 on July - 26.
1971 On this day in history apollo 15, a manned lunar expedition, is launched.
1971 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #1836 Komarov on this day in history.
1973 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies on July - 26.
1974 On this day in history uSSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
1974 On this day in history arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
1975 Soyuz 18B returns to Earth on this day in history.
1975 Leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98 on July - 26.
1977 On this day in history gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
1979 On July - 26 estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, TX (national record)
1980 On July - 26 alan Hoskins, dies
1981 On this day in history 2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
1981 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history nY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
1981 Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58 on July - 26.
1982 On this day in history canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
1982 Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54 on July - 26.
1983 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8 on July - 26.
1984 On July - 26 ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78
1986 Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94
1987 On July - 26 joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71
1988 Tlesa Ann Meadowcroft is born Salt Lake City, Utah on this day in history.
1990 General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode on July - 26.
1990 US beats the Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at the Goodwill Games on this day in history.