April 26 in History
1835April 26, 1835:
"Grand Polonaise Brillante" is first performed in Paris. It was composed by Polish musician, Frederic Chopin. The musical work is featured in the 2002 movie titled “The Pianist”.
1925April 26, 1925:
American writer, Edna Ferber wins the ‘Pulitzer Prize for the Novel’ award for her work titled "So big".
1932April 26, 1932:
"L'Ermine" premieres at the renowned Society for Theater in Paris. The play was written by French dramatist, Jean Anouilh.
1954April 26, 1954:
Japanese film titled "Seven Samurai" is released. It becomes the most expensive movie to be released in the country. It stars renowned actors like Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune.
1966April 26, 1966:
Arnold Jacob Auerbach, famously known as "Red", leaves his post as the head coach of NBA side, Boston Celtic.
1991April 26, 1991:
ABC-TV premieres American animated television series titled "Dinosaurs". Actors like Stuart Pankin and Sally Struthers lent their voices to some characters in the production.
- April 26, 1991:
Argentine soccer player, Diego Maradona, is suspended for using banned narcotic drugs, specifically cocaine.
2005April 26, 2005:
Singer, Bruce Springsteen, drops his 13th studio album called “Devils & Dust”. It makes its first appearance on the US Billboard 200 album chart at number one.
2013April 26, 2013:
English band, Deep Purple, releases their album titled “Now What?!”. The work, which contains hit songs like "Vincent Price", is produced by Canadian musician, Bob Ezrin.
2017April 26, 2017:
American singer, Father John Misty, drops video for his single titled "Total Entertainment Forever". It features “Home Alone” series star, Macaulay Culkin. The song is off his third studio album dubbed “Pure Comedy”.