What Happened on July 26, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Patrick Alfred Bates, American PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open), born in St Louis, Missouri

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