On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • German assault on British at Mersa Matruh

Famous Birthdays

  • Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Orin C Smith, American businessman and CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), born in Ryderwood, Washington (d. 2018)
1942 Highlights

About June 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer