On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
  • Papandreou government in Greece forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Amien Rais, Indonesian politician (leader of Muhammadiyah 1995-2000), born in Surakarta, Dutch East Indies
  • David O'Brien Martin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in St. Lawrence Co., New York
  • Martha Rockwell, American cross-country skier (Mount Washington), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Violette Morris, French athlete and spy for Nazi Germany, dies at 51