Historical Events In June - 26
Friday, 27 November 2020
1958 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed) on June - 26.
1958 On June - 26 gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium
1958 On this day in history martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
1959 Ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ on this day in history.
1959 Queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway on June - 26.
1959 On June - 26 ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
1959 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies on June - 26.
1960 On June - 26 british Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
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 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58 on June - 26.
1962 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1963 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian govt on June - 26.
1963 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies on June - 26.
1964 On June - 26 beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1965 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82 on June - 26.
1967 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies on this day in history.
1968 On June - 26 iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
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 Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1974 Liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton) on this day in history.
1975 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency on this day in history.
1975 Indira Gandhi convicted of election fraud on June - 26.
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 June - 26.
1978 On June - 26 brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
1978 On this day in history first dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
1978 Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed on June - 26.
1979 Charles Clore, financier, dies on this day in history.
1981 On June - 26 peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
1982 On June - 26 a Gilmore & P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3521