On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1959

Historical Events

  • 9th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Cousins" wins Golden Bear

Boxing Title Fight

Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Historic Event

Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark McKinney, Canadian comedian and actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
1959 Highlights

About June 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer