On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1942

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
  • Jim Lambright, American college football coach (University of Washington 1993-98; 44–25–1 record), born in Everett, Washington (d. 2020)
  • Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Naifeld, Sumy (d. 1992)
1942 Highlights

About April 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus