On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman

Famous Deaths

  • Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, dies at 85