On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
  • Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet

Sports History

Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)

Famous Birthdays

  • Channing Tatum, American actor (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike), born in Cullman, Alabama
  • Jordana Brewster, American actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns), born in Panama City
  • Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-born British actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
1980 Highlights

About April 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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