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

Derek JeterDerek Jeter (48 years old)

American Baseball HOF shortstop (14 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; World Series MVP 2000; NY Yankees), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

  • 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
Born in 1974

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from Welsh actor Richard Burton, after just over 10 years of marriage

1974 Highlights

About June 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

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