On this day: April 26

Published On: Apr 25 2013 10:18:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

English settlers make their first landing in North America, John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed, an explosion rocks the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and Lucille Ball dies, all on this day.

OTD April 26 - Bobby Rydell
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1942: Singer and actor Bobby Rydell, a 1960s teen idol best known for the songs "Wild One" and "Volare," is born Robert Louis Ridarelli in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He's also known for playing the role of Hugo Peabody in the 1963 movie version of "Bye Bye Birdie."

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