On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Baltimore Orioles beat Washington Senators 12-2

Baseball Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
Baseball Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army

Famous Birthdays

Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • Irv Gotti [Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.], American record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • Matt Letscher, American actor (The Mask of Zorro-Captain Harrison Love), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Nick Offerman, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City, California
  • Sean Hayes, American actor (Will & Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois
1970 Highlights

About June 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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