On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1973

Historical Events

  • London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Jackson, American actor (Mark Winkle-California Dreams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Amen [Jussi Antero Sydänmaa], Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Highland Park, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • Ernest Truex, American actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday, Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 83
1973 Highlights

About June 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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