On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • German assault on British railroad terminal at Mersa Matruh, Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • Gilberto Gil, Brazilian tropicália singer-songwriter, activist, and politician (Minister of Culture, 2003-08), born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Larry "The Mole" Taylor, American session (The Monkees) and touring rock and blues bass player (Canned Heat - "On the Road Again"; John Mayall; Tom Waits), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 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? 79 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer