What Happened on April 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • Matt Cole, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Space Coast), born in Stratford, Ontario
  • Nancy Scranton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1991), born in Centralia, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 36