On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1909

Historical Events

  • Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer (d. 1995)
  • Colonel Tom Parker [Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk], Dutch-born talent manager (Elvis Presley), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Nicholas Polunin, British botanist and environmentalist, born in Checkendon, Oxfordshire (d. 1997)
1909 Highlights

About June 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer