On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1974

Historical Events

  • The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDerek Jeter

Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • Dieter Kalt, Austrian ice hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Jason Kendall, American baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Matt Striker, American professional wrestler, born in Queens, New York
  • Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer (The 4 Cats), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

1974 Highlights

About June 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer