What Happened on June 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
  • Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
  • Mark Jindrak, American Professional Wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
  • Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75