On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1972

Historical Events

  • Australian swing bowler Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut in 2nd Test vs England at Lord's
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day and at midnight begins a "bi-lateral truce"

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

Johnny Unitas

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

Famous Divorces

Johnny Unitas

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

Famous Deaths

  • David Lichine [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61
1972 Highlights

About June 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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