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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1961

Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

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1962

Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon

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1962

Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0

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1962

Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)

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1962

1st Lockheed A-12 flies

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1962

US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload

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1962

Michael Damian, San Diego, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young and Restless)

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1962

Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)

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1963

Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)

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1963

Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

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1963

Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)

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1964

Tanganyika and Zanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar

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1964

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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1964

18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1

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1964

Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93

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1964

Tod Bass, LA Calif, actor (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In)

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1964

Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81

Death
1965

Ives' 4th Symphony premieres

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1965

Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70

Death
1966

Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach

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1966

Andrea Temesvari, Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts)

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1967

Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)

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1967

Matt Peterson, Chicago IL, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th)

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1967

"Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 perfs

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1967

KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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