On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1975

Historical Events

Historic Event

Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

  • Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society

Famous Birthdays

  • KJ-52 [Jonah Kirsten Sorrentino], American hip hop artist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Terry Skiverton, English football player (Yeovil Town), born in Mile End, England

Famous Divorces

Cher

American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)

Famous Deaths

  • St. JosemarĂ­a Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
1975 Highlights

About June 26, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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