What Happened on April 26, 1970

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company", directed by Hal Prince, opens at Alvin Theater NYC; runs for 705 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards

Famous Birthdays

Melania TrumpMelania Trump (53 years old)

Slovenian-American model, wife of former President Donald Trump and First Lady of the United States (2017-21), born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia

  • Shane Evans, American drummer (Collective Soul, 1992-2005 - "Shine"; "The World I Know"), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • T-Boz [Tionne Watkins], American R&B-pop singer (TLC -"Waterfalls"; "No Scrubs"), born in Des Moines, Iowa
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • "Gypsy" Rose Lee [Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Erik Bergman, Swedish pastor, dies at 83
  • John Knittel, Swiss writer, dies at 79
  • Paul Celan, Romanian-born writer, dies at 49
1970 Highlights

About April 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: ABC - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum