On This Day for 26th April (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 183 of 183

  • 1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1974 Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
  • 1974 Malta adopts constitution
  • 1974 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
  • 1975 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
  • 1975 Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3

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1975 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1976 Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
  • 1977 Opening of Studio 54 in New York, N.Y.
  • 1978 France sends troops to Chad
  • 1978 NASA launches space vehicle S-201
  • 1980 Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
  • 1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
  • 1980 Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet
  • 1980 Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
  • 1981 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 1981 Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
  • 1982 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
  • 1982 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

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1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1983 Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 1983 Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
  • 1983 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

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1983 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1984 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens

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1984 President Reagan visits China

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test
  • 1986 Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
  • 1986 World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe
  • 1987 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • 1988 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
  • 1988 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
  • 1988 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
  • 1989 AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201

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1989 Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1990 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
  • 1990 Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
  • 1990 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

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1990 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1991 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1991 23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes

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1991 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1992 "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • 1992 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • 1992 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • 1992 "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 1992 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

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1992 Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1992 Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 1992 Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
  • 1992 1992 NFL Draft: Steve Emtman from University of Washington first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1993 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • 1993 Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56

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1993 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1993 STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • 1994 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
  • 1994 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • 1994 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • 1994 Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
  • 1995 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • 1995 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
  • 1996 Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
  • 1996 Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
  • 1997 "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC
  • 2002 Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
  • 2003 2003 NFL Draft: Carson Palmer from USC first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2005 Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
  • 2007 Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district
  • 2008 2008 NFL Draft: Jake Long from University of Michigan first pick by Miami Dolphins
  • 2009 55th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry and Paul" Best Comedy, "Wallander" Best Drama

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

2010 "Iron Man 2", directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2012 70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama
  • 2012 Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California
  • 2012 2012 NFL Draft: Andrew Luck from University of Stanford first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 2013 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan
  • 2015 Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected President of Kazakhstan with 97.7% of the vote
  • 2015 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2015 FC Bayern Munich wins the 2014–15 Bundesliga for a 25th time

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 241

  • 1918 Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
  • 1920 Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
  • 1921 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
  • 1921 Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
  • 1921 Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
  • 1922 James Holt, medieval historian
  • 1922 Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
  • 1922 Mike Kellin, Hartford Ct, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
  • 1922 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
  • 1922 Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
  • 1922 Jeanne Sauvé, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1923 Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
  • 1924 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • 1925 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
  • 1925 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • 1926 David Coleman, sports commentator
  • 1926 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
  • 1926 Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
  • 1926 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
  • 1926 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
  • 1927 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • 1928 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
  • 1929 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
  • 1930 Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
  • 1930 Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1932 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1932 Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Carol Burnett, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1933 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
  • 1934 J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
  • 1936 Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
  • 1937 Robert Boozer, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
  • 1938 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Willie Wood, bowler
  • 1939 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • 1940 Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
  • 1941 John Battle, MP
  • 1941 John Mitchell, American composer
  • 1942 Bobby Rydell, Phila Pa, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
  • 1942 Claudine Auger, Paris, France, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
  • 1942 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • 1943 Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1943 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • 1944 David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
  • 1944 Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
  • 1944 Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
  • 1945 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)
  • 1945 V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
  • 1945 Sylvain Simard, Quebec politician
  • 1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)
  • 1947 Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
  • 1947 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • 1948 Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • 1949 Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
  • 1949 Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1949 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
  • 1950 Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
  • 1951 Lynne Jones, MP
  • 1952 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
  • 1955 Mike Scott, American baseball player
  • 1956 Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
  • 1958 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
  • 1958 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
  • 1958 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
  • 1958 Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
  • 1959 Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
  • 1959 John Corabi, American Musician
  • 1960 Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1961 Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1961 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
  • 1961 Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • 1962 Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
  • 1962 Michael Damian, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Colin Anderson, English footballer
  • 1962 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
  • 1963 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1963 Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
  • 1963 Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

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1963 Jet Li, Beijing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed)

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1964 Tod Bass, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Kevin James, American comedian
  • 1966 Andrea Temesvari, Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts)
  • 1966 Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
  • 1967 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1967 Matt Peterson, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
  • 1967 Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • 1968 Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Melania Trump, Slovenian model
  • 1970 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • 1971 Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
  • 1971 Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1972 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 104 of 104

  • 2005 Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)
  • 2013 George Jones, American country musician, dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • 2015 Jayne Meadows, American actress and wife of Steve Allen, dies at 95