April 26, 1986 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
  • France performs nuclear test
  • Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
  • World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, radioactive contamination reaches much of Western Europe

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

Deaths in History

  • Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)