Historical Events In June - 26
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1958 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed) on June - 26.
1958 Gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium on this day in history.
1958 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93 on June - 26.
1959 On June - 26 ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ
1959 On this day in history queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
1959 On June - 26 ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
1959 On this day in history audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
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 On June - 26 kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
1962 On this day in history blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
1963 On June - 26 kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1963 On June - 26 alfons Gorbach forms Austrian govt
1963 On June - 26 obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
1964 On June - 26 beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1965 On June - 26 johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
1967 On this day in history errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
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 On June - 26 david Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61
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 On June - 26 indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1975 On this day in history indira Gandhi convicted of election fraud
1975 On June - 26 supreme Court of Canada upholds PEI law banning non-residents from owning more than 4 hectares of land.(a small island?)
1977 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn on June - 26.
1977 On this day in history lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
1978 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France on this day in history.
1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched on June - 26.
1978 On this day in history rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
1979 On June - 26 charles Clore, financier, dies
1981 On this day in history peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
1982 A Gilmore & P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3521 on June - 26.