On This Day

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, American rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Claudine Auger, French actress (Thunderball) and Miss France (1958), born in Paris, France
  • Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Naifeld, Sumy (d. 1992)