What Happened on June 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Jackson, actor (Mark Winkle-California Dreams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Gretchen Wilson, American singer
  • Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Mischa Smoking, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
  • Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • Ernest Truex, actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday), dies at 82