What Happened on April 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36