What Happened on June 26, 1968

Historical Events

  • 10-year-old English girl Mary Bell strangles four-year-old Martin Brown in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (later convicted of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility)
  • Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jovenel Moïse, Haitian politician, President of Haiti (2017-21), born in Trou-du-Nord, Haiti (d. 2021)
  • Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • Shannon Sharpe, American Pro Football HOF tight end (3 x Super Bowl winner Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens; 4 × First-team All-Pro; 8 x Pro Bowl) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, CBS Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Ziggy Elman [Harry Finkelman], American big band jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman - "And The Angels Sing"; Tommy Dorsey), bandleader, and klezmer musician, dies at 54

About June 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
  • UK #1 Song: Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones