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Events

  • 1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.[1]
  • 1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral.[2]
  • 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).
  • 1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • 1721A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.[3]
  • 1777Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rode Script error: No such module "convert". to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces
  • 1794Battle of Beaumont during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
  • 1802Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France.[4]
  • 1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist.
  • 1805First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
  • 1865American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for two states.
  • 1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, in Virginia.
  • 1903Atlético Madrid Association football club is founded
  • 1923The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1925Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
  • 1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 1937Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
  • 1942Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
  • 1943 – The Easter Riots break out in Uppsala, Sweden.
  • 1944Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
  • 1944 – Heinrich Kreipe is captured by Allied commandos in occupied Crete.
  • 1945World War II: Battle of Bautzen: Last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 1945 – World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio and they fight against the Japanese forces under General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
  • 1954 – The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
  • 1956Template:SS, the world's first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey, for Houston, Texas.
  • 1958 – Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • 1960 – Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after 12 years of dictatorial rule.
  • 1962NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
  • 1963 – In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
  • 1964Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
  • 1966 – The magnitude 5.1 Tashkent earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia with a maximum MSK intensity of VII (Very strong). Tashkent is mostly destroyed and 15–200 are killed.
  • 1966 – A new government is formed in the Republic of the Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
  • 1970 – The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
  • 1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
  • 1982 – Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
  • 1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in the Soviet Union, creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
  • 1989The deadliest known tornado strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.
  • 1989 – People's Daily publishes the April 26 Editorial which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests.
  • 199155 tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.
  • 1994China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
  • 2002 – Robert Steinhäuser kills 16 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 (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).
  • 2018 – American comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault.

Births

  • 121Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)[5]
  • 757Hisham I of Córdoba (d. 796)
  • 764Al-Hadi, Iranian caliph (d. 786)
  • 1284Alice de Toeni, Countess of Warwick (d. 1324)
  • 1319 – King John II of France (d. 1364)[6]
  • 1538Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and academic (d. 1600)
  • 1575Marie de' Medici, queen of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
  • 1647William Ashhurst, English banker, Sheriff of London, Lord Mayor of London and politician (d. 1720)
  • 1648Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)[7]
  • 1697Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)
  • 1710Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1796)
  • 1718Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)
  • 1774Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)
  • 1782Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1866)
  • 1785John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)[8]
  • 1787Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (d. 1862)
  • 1798Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (d. 1863)[9]
  • 1801Ambrose Dudley Mann, American politician and diplomat, 1st United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1889)
  • 1804Charles Goodyear, American banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 1876)
  • 1822Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (d. 1903)
  • 1834Charles Farrar Browne, American author (d. 1867)
  • 1856Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
  • 1862Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter and educator (d. 1938)
  • 1876Ernst Felle, German rower (d. 1959)
  • 1877James Dooley, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1950)
  • 1878Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938)
  • 1879Eric Campbell, British actor (d. 1917)
  • 1879 – Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1886Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)
  • 1886 – Ğabdulla Tuqay, Russian poet and publicist (d. 1913)
  • 1889Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1889 – Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1894Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)
  • 1896Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor and director (d. 1967)
  • 1896 – Ernst Udet, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)
  • 1897Eddie Eagan, American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967)
  • 1897 – Douglas Sirk, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1898Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1898 – John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (d. 1972)
  • 1899Oscar Rabin, Latvian-English saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1958)
  • 1900Eva Aschoff, German bookbinder and calligrapher (d. 1969) [10]
  • 1900 – Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)
  • 1900 – Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • 1904Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1905Jean Vigo, French director and screenwriter (d. 1934)
  • 1907Ilias Tsirimokos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
  • 1909Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)
  • 1910Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
  • 1911Paul Verner, German soldier and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1912A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (d. 2000)
  • 1914Bernard Malamud, Jewish American novelist and short story writer (d. 1986)
  • 1914 – James Rouse, American real estate developer (d. 1996)
  • 1916Eyvind Earle, American artist, author, and illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1916 – Ken Wallis, English commander, engineer, and pilot (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – Morris West, Australian author and playwright (d. 1999)
  • 1917Sal Maglie, American baseball player and coach (d. 1992)
  • 1917 – I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower (d. 2019)
  • 1917 – Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1918Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch sprinter and long jumper (d. 2004)
  • 1921Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1922J. C. Holt, English historian and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1922 – Margaret Scott, South African-Australian ballerina and choreographer (d. 2019)
  • 1924Browning Ross, American runner and soldier (d. 1998)
  • 1925Vladimir Boltyansky, Russian mathematician, educator and author (d. 2019)
  • 1925 – Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Frank Hahn, British economist (d. 2013)
  • 1926Michael Mathias Prechtl, German soldier and illustrator (d. 2003)
  • 1927Jack Douglas, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1927 – Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Granny Hamner, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1929Richard Mitchell, American author and educator (d. 2002)
  • 1930Roger Moens, Belgian runner and sportscaster
  • 1931Paul Almond, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1931 – John Cain Jr., Australian politician, 41st Premier of Victoria (d. 2019)
  • 1932Israr Ahmed, Indian-Pakistani theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2010)
  • 1932 – Shirley Cawley, English long jumper
  • 1932 – Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Francis Lai, French accordion player and composer (d. 2018)
  • 1932 – Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1933Carol Burnett, American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1933 – Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican-American general (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1935Patricia Reilly Giff, American author and educator
  • 1937Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French racing driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
  • 1938Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1938 – Maurice Williams, American doo-wop/R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1940Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Giorgio Moroder, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1940 – Cliff Watson, English rugby league player (d. 2018)
  • 1941Claudine Auger, French model and actress (d. 2019)
  • 1942Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – Sharon Carstairs, Canadian lawyer and politician, Leader of the Government in the Senate
  • 1942 – Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
  • 1942 – Bobby Rydell, American singer and actor[11]
  • 1942 – Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist, political scientist, and academic
  • 1943Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1943 – Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect and academic, designed the Therme Vals
  • 1944Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1945Howard Davies, English director and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1945 – Dick Johnson, Australian racing driver
  • 1945 – Sylvain Simard, Canadian academic and politician
  • 1946Ralph Coates, English international footballer (d. 2010)[12]
  • 1946 – Marilyn Nelson, American poet and author
  • 1946 – Alberto Quintano, Chilean footballer
  • 1949Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1949 – Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1951John Battle, English politician
  • 1954Tatyana Fomina, Estonian chess player
  • 1954 – Alan Hinkes, English mountaineer and explorer
  • 1955Kurt Bodewig, German politician
  • 1956Koo Stark, American actress and photographer
  • 1958John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Scottish racing driver
  • 1958 – Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1958 – Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1959John Corabi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player and coach
  • 1960 – Roger Taylor, English drummer
  • 1961Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Chris Mars, American artist
  • 1962Colin Anderson, English footballer
  • 1962 – Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
  • 1963Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer
  • 1963 – Colin Scotts, Australian-American football player
  • 1963 – Cornelia Ullrich, German hurdler
  • 1963 – Bill Wennington, Canadian basketball player
  • 1965Susannah Harker, English actress
  • 1965 – Kevin James, American actor and comedian
  • 1967Glenn Thomas Jacobs, American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician
  • 1967 – Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress and singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Toomas Tõniste, Estonian sailor and politician
  • 1970Dean Austin, English footballer and manager[13]
  • 1970 – Melania Trump, Slovene-American model; 47th First Lady of the United States
  • 1970 – Kristen R. Ghodsee, American ethnographer and academic
  • 1970 – Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1971Jay DeMarcus, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1972Jason Bargwanna, Australian racing driver
  • 1972 – Kiko, Spanish footballer
  • 1972 – Natrone Means, American football player and coach
  • 1972 – Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer and manager
  • 1973Geoff Blum, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Jules Naudet, French-American director and producer
  • 1973 – Chris Perry, English footballer[14]
  • 1973 – Óscar García Junyent, Spanish footballer and coach
  • 1975Joey Jordison, American musician, songwriter, record producer
  • 1975 – Rahul Verma, Indian social worker and activist
  • 1976Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer
  • 1976 – Václav Varaďa, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977Samantha Cristoforetti, Italian astronaut
  • 1977 – Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977 – Roxana Saberi, American journalist and author
  • 1977 – Tom Welling, American actor[15]
  • 1978Stana Katic, Canadian actress
  • 1978 – Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
  • 1980Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress
  • 1980 – Marlon King, English footballer
  • 1980 – Anna Mucha, Polish actress and journalist
  • 1980 – Channing Tatum, American actor and producer
  • 1981Caro Emerald, Dutch pop and jazz singer
  • 1981 – Ms. Dynamite, English rapper and producer
  • 1981 – Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)
  • 1982Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1983José María López, Argentinian racing driver
  • 1983 – Jessica Lynch, American soldier
  • 1985John Isner, American tennis player
  • 1985 – Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Chilean tennis player
  • 1986Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer
  • 1986 – Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner
  • 1987Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer
  • 1988Ben Spina, Australian rugby league player
  • 1988 – Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 – Gareth Evans, English footballer
  • 1989Melvin Ingram, American football player
  • 1990Mitch Rein, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (d. 2012)
  • 1991Lazaros Fotias, Greek footballer
  • 1991 – Peter Handscomb, Australian cricketer
  • 1991 – Isaac Liu, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1991 – Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1991 – Srdjan Pejicic, Canadian/Bosnian basketball player
  • 1991 – Wojciech Pszczolarski, Polish bicycle racer
  • 1992Aaron Judge, American baseball player
  • 1994Daniil Kvyat, Russian racing driver[16]

Deaths

  • 499Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei (b. 467)
  • 645Richarius, Frankish monk and saint (b. 560)
  • 680Muawiyah I, Umayyad caliph (b. 602)
  • 757Pope Stephen II (b. 715)
  • 893Chen Jingxuan, general of the Tang Dynasty
  • 962Adalbero I, bishop of Metz
  • 1192Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
  • 1366Simon Islip, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1392Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (b. 1338)
  • 1444Robert Campin, Flemish painter (b. 1378)
  • 1478Giuliano de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1453)
  • 1489Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shōgun (b. 1465)
  • 1558Jean Fernel, French physician (b. 1497)
  • 1686Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (b. 1622)
  • 1716John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, English jurist and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1651)
  • 1784Nano Nagle, Irish nun and educator, founded the Presentation Sisters (b. 1718)
  • 1789Petr Ivanovich Panin, Russian general (b. 1721)
  • 1809Bernhard Schott, German music publisher (b. 1748)[17]
  • 1865John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1838)
  • 1881Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815)
  • 1895Eric Stenbock, Estonian-English author and poet (b. 1860)
  • 1910Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian-French author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • 1915John Bunny, American actor (b. 1863)
  • 1920Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (b. 1887)
  • 1932William Lockwood, English cricketer (b. 1868)
  • 1934Arturs Alberings, Latvian politician, former Prime Minister of Latvia (b. 1876)
  • 1940Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1944Violette Morris, French footballer, shot putter, and discus thrower (b. 1893)
  • 1945Sigmund Rascher, German physician (b. 1909)
  • 1945 – Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1871)
  • 1946James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (b. 1882)
  • 1950George Murray Hulbert, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1881)
  • 1951Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic (b. 1868)
  • 1956Edward Arnold, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1957Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, founded Shotokan (b. 1868)
  • 1964E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and author (b. 1882)
  • 1968John Heartfield, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1891)
  • 1969Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, founded aikido (b. 1883)
  • 1970Erik Bergman, Swedish minister and author (b. 1886)
  • 1970 – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, striptease dancer, and writer (b. 1911)
  • 1973Irene Ryan, American actress and philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 1976Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • 1976 – Sid James, South African-English actor (b. 1913)
  • 1976 – Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)
  • 1980Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-born British actress, comedian and singer (b. 1893)
  • 1981Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
  • 1984Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1904)
  • 1986Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1986 – Bessie Love, American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1986 – Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1987Shankar, Indian composer and conductor (b. 1922)
  • 1987 – John Silkin, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (b. 1923)
  • 1989Lucille Ball, American model, actress, comedian, and producer (b. 1911)
  • 1991Leo Arnaud, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 1991 – Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
  • 1991 – A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist and historian, (b. 1901)
  • 1991 – Richard Hatfield, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1931)
  • 1994Masutatsu Ōyama, Japanese martial artist, founded Kyokushin kaikan (b. 1923)
  • 1996Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
  • 1999Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1957)
  • 1999 – Jill Dando, English journalist and television personality (b. 1961)
  • 2003Rosemary Brown, Jamaican-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (b. 1984)
  • 2003 – Edward Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1904)
  • 2004Hubert Selby, Jr., American author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2005Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Elisabeth Domitien, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1925)[18]
  • 2005 – Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan journalist, author, and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2007Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)
  • 2009Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal investigator and author (b. 1920)
  • 2010Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian graphic designer and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Urs Felber, Swiss engineer and businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2011Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
  • 2012Terence Spinks, English boxer and trainer (b. 1938)
  • 2013Jacqueline Brookes, American actress and educator (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)
  • 2014Gerald Guralnik, American physicist and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Paul Robeson, Jr., American historian and author (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – DJ Rashad, American electronic musician, producer and DJ (b. 1979)
  • 2015Jayne Meadows, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2015 – Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2016Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (b. 1937)
  • 2017Jonathan Demme, American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Holidays and observances

  • Chernobyl disaster related observances:
    • Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy (Belarus)
    • Memorial Day of Radiation Accidents and Catastrophes (Russia)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Aldobrandesca (or Alda)
    • Franca Visalta
    • Lucidius of Verona
    • Our Lady of Good Counsel
    • Pope Anacletus and Marcellinus
    • Riquier
    • Paschasius Radbertus
    • Peter of Rates (or of Braga)
    • Robert Hunt (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Stephen of Perm, see also Old Permic Alphabet Day
    • Trudpert
    • April 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Confederate Memorial Day (Florida, United States)
  • Union Day (Tanzania)
  • World Intellectual Property Day

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