What Happened on June 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
  • Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
  • First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra, French singer, L5's singer

Famous Deaths

  • Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed