April 26th Entertainment History

Posted 12 months ago

By Dianne

On April 26th, 1956, the first Godzilla movie, “Godzilla, King of the Monsters,” premiered in New York.

In 1969, Humble Pie was formed.

In 1977, the New York disco Studio 54 opened. It fast became the “in” place to be among the glitterati.

In 1982, singer Rod Stewart was mugged in Los Angeles in broad daylight. He was not hurt.

Also in 1982, Joe Strummer of The Clash disappeared for three weeks, forcing the band to cancel their tour of the UK. Strummer later explained that he had doubts about his career, so he went to Paris and had been “living like a bum.”

In 1984, jazz great Count Basie died of cancer at age 80. He’s best remembered for songs like “Jumpin’ At The Woodside” and “One O’Clock Jump.”

In 1991, “General Hospital” star Emily McLaughlin died of cancer.

In 1989, Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 77.

In 1995, singer Bobby Brown was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct following a nightclub fight in Orlando, Florida.