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Events of April 26th:

April 26th is the 116th day of the year (117th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 26th:

121 Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor 161-180, philosopher)

570 Muhammad (Muslim prophet)

1812 Alfred Krupp (industrialist)

1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein (philospher)

1894 Rudolf Hess (Nazi politician)

1896 Ernst Udet (pilot)

1912 A. E. van Vogt (author)

1934 Alan Arkin (actor)

1938 Duane Eddy (guitarist)

1956 Koo Stark (actress)

1960 Roger Taylor (musician - Duran Duran)

1963 Jet Li (actor)

1981 Ms. Dynamite (rapper, singer)

1983 Jessica Lynch (soldier)

April 26th in History:

1954 William Shakespeare baptized.

William Shakespeare

1933 The Gestapo (German secret police) established.

1937 The German Luftwaffe bombs Guernica in the Spanish civil war.

1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.

Chernobyl Accident (first nuclear disaster) in Soviet Union.

1993 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opens to the public. The first visitor is the Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama

2005 The last Syrian troops withdraw from Lebanon.

2019 Avengers: Endgame is released and becomes the highest grossing movie of all time.

April 26th is also:

World Intellectual Property Day

Confederate Memorial Day (Florida and Georgia)

Union Day (Tanzania)

Feast of Saint Alda (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Anacletus (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Richarius (Catholicism) - also known as Saint Riquier

Feast of Saint Radbertus Paschasius (Catholicism)


People born on April 26th are Taurus


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