On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1971

Historical Events

  • "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear
  • Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Max Biaggi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Rome, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
  • Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
  • Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88
1971 Highlights

About June 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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