On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 2021

Historical Events

Music History

Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype trainers sell for a record $1.8 million in a private sale at Sotheby's

COVID-19 Pandemic

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces Turkey will go into full lockdown till May 17 to a curb COVID-19 surge and world's 4th highest caseload [1]

  • The US, the EU and other countries announce they are sending pandemic aid to India as it's COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen
  • US Census results shows its population growth second slowest in recorded history, population at 331,449,281 with only 7.4% increase on 2010 [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), dies at 91 [1] [2]
  • Dick Mann, American motorcycle racer (A.M.A. Grand National C'ship 1963, 71; Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998), dies at 86
  • Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960, 64; discus 1960, 64), dies at 83
2021 Highlights

About April 26, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Anzac Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapstar - Polo G
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X