On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1969

Historical Events

  • Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Marc Boutte, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Famous Weddings

  • "The 5th Dimension" lead vocalist Marilyn McCoo (25) weds fellow bandmate Billy Davis, Jr. (31)

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), dies after illness at 81
1969 Highlights

About July 26, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo