On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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