Historical Events on April 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
  • Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet
  • Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)