On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMelania Trump

Melania Trump [née Knauss], Slovenian-American model, wife of President Donald Trump and current First Lady of the United States, born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
  • Shane Evans, American musician (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • T-Boz [Tionne Watkins], American singer (TLC), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886)
  • Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • John Knittel, Swiss writer, dies at 79
  • Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]