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 This day in History - March 26
441 Historic Events for March 26
1954

Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)

Birth
1954

Piers Gardner, director (Brit Institute of Intl and Comparative Law)

Birth
1954

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

Event
1955

"Ballad of Davy Crockett," becomes the #1 record in US

Event
1955

Dean Dillon, Lake City TN, country singer (Chair)

Birth
1956

Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70

Death
1956

Medic Alert Foundation forms

Event
1956

Charly McClain, Jackson Tn, country singer (Radio Heart)

Birth
1956

Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

Birth
1956

Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One

Event
1957

Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)

Birth
1957

Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)

Birth
1957

Max Ophls, [Maximilian Oppenheimer], German/French director, dies

Death
1958

Army launches 3rd successful US satellite, Explorer III

Event
1958

30th Academy Awards-"Bridge over River Kwai," Woodward and Guinness win

Event
1958

US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"

Event
1958

Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies

Death
1959

Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71

Death
1959

David Delong, Portland Ore, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open)

Birth
1959

Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad v WI age 15 yrs 124 days

Event
1960

Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)

Birth
1960

Michael Evans, Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympic-silver-88)

Birth
1960

Billy Warlock, Hawthorne Calif, actor (Flip-Happy Days, Baywatch)

Birth
1960

Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61

Death
1960

Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer

Birth