On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), dies of cancer at 73
  • Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), dies at 86
  • John Beal [James Andrew Bliedung], American actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Les Misérables), dies at 87
  • Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies
  • Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies