What Happened on June 26, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
  • Terry Skiverton, English football player
  • Umeki Webb, WNBA guard/forward (Phoenix Mercury)

Famous Divorces

  • Cher divorces Sonny Bono

Famous Deaths

  • St. JosemarĂ­a Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)