Historical Events In July - 26
Saturday, 23 March 2019
1959 On July - 26 manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54
1963 On this day in history uS Syncom 2, first geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
1964 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy on this day in history.
1964 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die on this day in history.
1965 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day) on July - 26.
1967 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79 on July - 26.
1968 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies on July - 26.
1969 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes first lady to solo sail the Pacific on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history raymond Walburn, actor (Spoilers, Dixie), dies after illness at 81
1970 On this day in history claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81
1971 On July - 26 apollo 15, a manned lunar expedition, is launched.
1971 On July - 26 n Chernykh discovers asteroid #1836 Komarov
1973 On this day in history mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
1974 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1977 On July - 26 gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
1979 Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, TX (national record) on July - 26.
1980 On July - 26 alan Hoskins, dies
1981 2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco
1981 On this day in history nY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
1981 On July - 26 donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
1982 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket on this day in history.
1982 On July - 26 betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
1983 On July - 26 challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
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 Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94 on July - 26.
1987 Joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71 on July - 26.
1988 On this day in history tlesa Ann Meadowcroft is born Salt Lake City, Utah
1990 On this day in history general Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode
1990 On this day in history uS beats the Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at the Goodwill Games