Historical Events In June - 26
Monday, 03 August 2020
1958 On June - 26 vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1958 On this day in history gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium
1958 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1959 Ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ on this day in history.
1959 On June - 26 queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title on June - 26.
1959 On June - 26 audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
1960 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
1960 Madagascar gains independence from France (National Day) on June - 26.
1960 On June - 26 john Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
1961 On this day in history kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
1962 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill on June - 26.
1963 Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history alfons Gorbach forms Austrian govt
1963 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies on this day in history.
1964 On June - 26 beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1965 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
1968 Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US on this day in history.
1971 On June - 26 guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
1972 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61 on June - 26.
1973 On this day in history arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
1974 On June - 26 liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton)
1975 On June - 26 indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1975 Indira Gandhi convicted of election fraud on this day in history.
1975 Supreme Court of Canada upholds PEI law banning non-residents from owning more than 4 hectares of land.(a small island?) on this day in history.
1977 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn on this day in history.
1977 Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43 on this day in history.
1978 On June - 26 brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched on this day in history.
1978 Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed on this day in history.
1979 Charles Clore, financier, dies on this day in history.
1981 On June - 26 peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
1982 A Gilmore & P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3521 on this day in history.