On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 2017

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"The Handmaid's Tale" debuts on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski, based on the book by Margaret Atwood

  • Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Famous Deaths

  • Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), dies at 73
  • Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, dies at 86
2017 Highlights

About April 26, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus