What Happened on April 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
  • Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet
  • Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)

Famous Birthdays

  • Channing Tatum, American actor
  • Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
  • Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87