On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
  • Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
  • Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
  • Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
  • US and UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Anderson, English footballer, born in Newcastle, England
  • Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian (Mad TV), born in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York
  • Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow
  • Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer (Rock on), born in San Diego, California