On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
  • Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Joyce Ziske wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Barbara Romack
  • Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Edwards, American model and Playboy playmate (Sept, 1983, 1984 Playmate of the Year), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • John B. Kelly, American rower and father of Grace Kelly (3 x Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies of intestinal cancer at 70