On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Cliff Watson, English rugby league front rower (30 Tests GB, 4 England; St Helens 373 games, Cronulla-Sutherland), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Giorgio Moroder, Italian record producer, and film score composer (Cat People; Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
1940 Highlights

About April 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus