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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1951

Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum

Event
1951

John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75

Death
1952

Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)

Birth
1952

Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59

Death
1952

Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman

Event
1952

US minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176

Event
1954

Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins

Event
1954

Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva

Event
1956

Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)

Birth
1956

Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66

Death
1957

Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens

Event
1958

Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68

Death
1958

Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies

Death
1958

Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)

Birth
1958

Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver

Birth
1959

Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)

Birth
1959

Cuba invades Panama

Event
1959

Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

Event
1960

Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82

Death
1960

Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)

Birth
1961

Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

Birth
1961

French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria

Event
1961

Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)

Birth
1961

Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven and Earth)

Birth
1961

Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36

Death