What Happened on April 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko, Manchuria

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut