On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1950

Historical Events

  • Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
  • U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82

Famous Birthdays

  • (Lakshminarayana) "L." Shankar, Indian rock, jazz and Indian classical violinist, singer and composer (Shakti; Frank Zappa; Peter Gabriel), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • Peter Schaufuss, Danish dancer and director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • G. Murray Hulbert, American politician, dies at 68
1950 Highlights

About April 26, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus