What Happened on April 26, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater, NYC, after 13 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Caro Emerald [Caroline van der Leeuw], Dutch singer ("On A Night Like This"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer, born in Nancy, France
  • Ms. Dynamite [Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley] English musician, born in Archway, North London
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas - "Jack Ewing"), dies at 65
  • Madge Evans, American TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71
1981 Highlights

About April 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
  • UK #1 Song: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz