What happened this day in history April 26, 1986

What are the important events that happened on April 26, 1986? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 26, 1986: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 26, 1986 is the 116th day of the year 1986 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 13, 1986 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 8,580,960 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $104.51. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 26, 1986 Historical Events

  • 1986
    A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Who died on April 26, 1986?

  • 1986
    Bessie Love, American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1986
    Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)

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