This Day in History for 26th April (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 172 of 172

1974 - Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
1974 - Malta adopts constitution
1974 - Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
1975 - Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975 - Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
1975 - Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
1976 - Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
1977 - NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens
1978 - France sends troops to Chad
1978 - NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1980 - Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1980 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
1980 - Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet
1980 - Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
1981 - "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
1981 - Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 - Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
1982 - CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
1982 - Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
Singer Rod StewartSinger Rod Stewart 1982 - Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1983 - Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1983 - San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1984 - Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
1984 - President Reagan visits China
1986 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
1986 - France performs nuclear test
1986 - Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1986 - Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die
1987 - "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 perfs
1988 - 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
1988 - NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988 - NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1989 - AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
1989 - Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
1990 - "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1990 - 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
1990 - Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
1990 - NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
1990 - Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
1991 - "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
1991 - 23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes
1991 - Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics
1992 - "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 perfs
Soccer player Diego MaradonaSoccer player Diego Maradona 1992 - "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
1992 - "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
1992 - "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
1992 - "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
1992 - Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously
1992 - Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992 - Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
1993 - "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 perfs
Writer Alex HaleyWriter Alex Haley 1993 - Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
1993 - NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
1993 - STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1994 - 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
1994 - Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
1994 - 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
1994 - Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
1995 - Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
1995 - Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
TV Host Conan O'BrienTV Host Conan O'Brien 1996 - Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
1996 - Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
1997 - "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC
2002 - Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt,Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
2005 - Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
2007 - Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district
2012 - 70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama
2012 - Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California
2013 - 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 239

1920 - Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
1921 - Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
1921 - Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
1921 - Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
1922 - James Holt, medieval historian
1922 - Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922 - Mike Kellin, Hartford Ct, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
1922 - Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
1922 - Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
1922 - Jeanne Sauvé, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)
1923 - Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
1924 - Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
1925 - Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
1925 - Frank Hahn, Berlin, Germany, British economist (Hahn's Problem), (d. 2013)
1926 - David Coleman, sports commentator
1926 - Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
1926 - Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
1926 - Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
1926 - Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
1927 - Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
1927 - Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
1928 - Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
1929 - Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
1930 - Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
1930 - Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
1930 - Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1932 - Francis Lai, French film music composer
1932 - Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
1933 - Carol Burnett, San Antonio Tx, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons)
1933 - Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
1934 - J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
1936 - Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1937 - Robert Boozer, Omaha Neb, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960), (d. 2012)
1938 - Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
1938 - Maurice Williams, rocker
1938 - Willie Wood, bowler
1939 - Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
1940 - Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
1941 - John Battle, MP
1941 - John Mitchell, American composer
1942 - Bobby Rydell, Phila Pa, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
1942 - Claudine Auger, Paris, France, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1942 - Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1942 - Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
1943 - Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1943 - Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
1944 - David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1944 - Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
1944 - Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
1945 - Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)
1945 - V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
1945 - Sylvain Simard, Quebec politician
1947 - Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)
1947 - Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
1947 - Warren Clarke, English actor
1948 - Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
1948 - Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
1949 - Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
1949 - Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
1949 - Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1950 - Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
1950 - Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
1951 - Lynne Jones, MP
1952 - Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
1955 - Mike Scott, American baseball player
1956 - Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
1958 - Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
1958 - Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
1958 - John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
1958 - Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
1959 - Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
1959 - John Corabi, American Musician
1960 - Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1961 - Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1961 - Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
1961 - Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1962 - Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
1962 - Michael Damian, San Diego, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless)
1962 - Colin Anderson, English footballer
1962 - Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
1963 - Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1963 - Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
1963 - Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet LiChinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li (1963) 1963 - Jet Li, Beijing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed)
1964 - Tod Bass, Los Angeles California, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1965 - Kevin James, American comedian
1966 - Andrea Temesvari, Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts)
1966 - Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
1967 - Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
1967 - Matt Peterson, Chicago IL, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th)
1967 - Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
1967 - Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler
1968 - Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1970 - Melania Trump, Slovenian model
1970 - Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
1971 - Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
1971 - Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
1972 - Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1972 - Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1972 - Natrone Means, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 103 of 103

2005 - Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917)
2007 - Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)
2013 - George Jones, American country musician,dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81

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