Historical Events In July - 26
Monday, 20 March 2023
1959 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54 on July - 26.
1963 US Syncom 2, first geosynchronous communications satellite, launched on July - 26.
1964 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy on July - 26.
1964 On this day in history train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
1965 On this day in history republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)
1967 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
1969 On July - 26 sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes first lady to solo sail the Pacific
1969 On July - 26 raymond Walburn, actor (Spoilers, Dixie), dies after illness at 81
1970 On July - 26 claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81
1971 Apollo 15, a manned lunar expedition, is launched on July - 26.
1971 On July - 26 n Chernykh discovers asteroid #1836 Komarov
1973 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies on this day in history.
1974 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3 on July - 26.
1974 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55 on July - 26.
1975 On this day in history soyuz 18B returns to Earth
1975 On this day in history leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98
1977 On this day in history gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
1979 On this day in history 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 NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant on this day in history.
1981 On July - 26 donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
1982 On July - 26 canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
1982 On this day in history betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
1983 On July - 26 challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
1984 Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1986 Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco on this day in history.
1986 Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94 on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71
1988 On this day in history tlesa Ann Meadowcroft is born Salt Lake City, Utah
1990 General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode on this day in history.
1990 US beats the Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at the Goodwill Games on this day in history.
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