On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Australian bowler Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs England
  • 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


LoveWedding 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