On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1970

Historical Events

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

Person of interestChris 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? 50 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer