What Happened on June 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
  • IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) begin a "bi-lateral truce" as at midnight

Famous Birthdays

  • Garou [Pierre Garand], Canadian singer (La Rivière de notre enfance), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Southport, Queensland
  • Jerris McPhail, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Clinton, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Famous Deaths

  • David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61