On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • John Beasley, American actor (Everwood), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Schmidt, German Commissioner-General for Political Affairs and Propaganda (Netherlands, 1940-43), commits suicide at 39
1943 Highlights

About June 26, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer