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April 26th In Pop Culture History

662 (Earthquake) Iran

1278 - Imprisoned for murder, John le F*cker sent a letter asking for bail, the earliest recorded instance of the English swear word "f*ck".

1564 - Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. People were traditionally baptized three days after birth, this is how we know his birthday was April 23.

1721 (Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1882 - A perpetual motion machine was Patented (#257,103) by John Sutliff. I'm pretty sure it didn't really work.

1921 - The first US broadcast of the weather was made from St. Louis, Missouri, over station WEW. Or so legend has it. There were few rules in the earliest days of radio, so another station may have made a weather announcement. It was about 55 degrees.

1933 - The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established.

1954 - Polio vaccine trials began.

1958 - #1 Hit April 26, 1958 - May 2, 1958: The Platters - Twilight Time

April 26, 1968 Birthday (fictional) Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls, TV Mom

1975 - #1 Hit April 26, 1975 - May 2, 1975: B. J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

1977 - Studio 54 opened at 254 West 54th Street in New York City.

1978 - Ringo Starr's Ringo a musical version of The Prince and the Pauper, aired on NBC, with George Harrison narrating.

1986 - Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Ukraine, sending a radioactive cloud over much of Europe. It was announced two days later.

1989 (Tornado) Daulatpur-Salturia Tornado, Bangladesh killed 1300 people and injured 12,000.

April 26, 19** Birthday (fictional) Donna Troy (Wonder Girl, Troia), DC Comics

1985 - Just one of the Guys and Stick were released in theaters.

1996 - The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Quest, Mulholland Falls and Sunset Park debuted in theaters.

2002 - Jason and Life, or Something Like It were released in theaters.

2010 - Boobquake was envisioned by Jennifer McCreight. An estimated 200,000 people participated world wide, and the epicenter was considered the Purdue Bell Tower in West Lafayette, Indiana.

2011 - The Voice premiered on NBC

April 26th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Father of Islam, Muhammed (570)
Poet/Playwright, William Shakespeare (baptized: 1574, d.1616)
Actress, Ethel Griffies (1878)
Actor, Harry Sothern (1884)
Musician, Ma Rainey (1886, d.1939)
Writer, Anita Loos (1888)
Actor, Edgar " E Livingstone" Kennedy (1890)
Actor, Ernst Udet (1896, d,1941)
Actress, Olga Chekova (1897)
Actor, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams (1899)
Seismologist, Charles Richter (1900)
Director, Douglas Sirk (1900)
Actor, James Sutherland (1900)
Producer, Charles K Feldman (1905)
Actor, Denis O'Dea (1905)
Actor, Jean Vigo (1905)
Comedienne, Gracie Allen (1906)
Director, Tomoyuki Tanaka (1910)
Comedian, Charlie Chester (1914)
Actor, Vic Perrin (1916, d.1989)
Actor, Stafford Repp (1918)
Musician, Juan C Lampe (1920)
Musician, Jimmy Giuffre (1921)
Actor, Mike Kellin (1922)
Actor, Russell Nype (1924)
Musician, Jorgen Ingmann (1925)
Actress, Anne McLaren (1927)
Comedian, Jack Douglas (1927)
Actor, Derek Waring (1930)
Actress, Carol Burnett (1933)
Musician, Duane Eddy (1938)
Musician, Maurice Williams (1938)
Musician, Bobby Rydell (1942)
Actress, Claudine Auger (1942)
Musician, Gary Wright (1943)
Musician, Giorgio Moroder (1945)
Actor, Warren Clarke (1947)
TV host, Boyd Matson (1948)
Musician, Jimmy Hall (1949)
Musician, Howard "Leon" Reeder (1950)
Actress, Nancy Lenehan (1953)
Actress, Koo Stark (1956)
Actor, Giancarlo Esposito (1958)
Musician, John Corabi (1959)
Musician, Roger Taylor (1960)
Actress, Joan Chen (1961)
Musician, Graham "Skin" Skinner (1962)
Musician, Michael Damien (1962)
Actress, Debra Wilson (1962)
Actor, Jet Li (1963)
Actor, Tod Bass (1964)
Actor, Kevin James (1965)
Actress, Marianne Jean-Baptiste (1967)
Model, Melania Trump (1970)
Musician, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (1970)
Actress, Shondrella Avery (1971)
Musician, Jay DeMarcus (1971)
Actress, Ivana Milicevic (1974)
Musician, Nathan "Joey" Jordison (1975)
Actor, Jason Earles (1977)
Actor, Tom Welling (1977)
Actress, Stana Katic (1978)
Musician, Avant (1978)
Actor, Tyler Labine (1978)
Actor, Sean Fox (1979)
Musician, Janne Wirman (1979)
Musician, Ariane Moffatt (1979)
Actor, Nyambi Nyambi (1979)
Actress, Jordana Brewster (1980)
Actress, Marne Patterson (1980)
Actor, Channing Tatum (1980)
Musician, Ms Dynamite (1981)
Musician, Jon Lee (1982)
Actress, Ryan O'Donohue (1984)
Actress, Jemime Kirke (1985)
Actress, Jessica Lee Rose (1987)
Actress, Danielle Pip (1992)
Musician, Pip (1992)
April 26, 1865 John Wilkes Booth (age 27) was killed by Union soldiers.

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