What Happened on June 26, 1975

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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
1975 History

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
Born in 1975

Famous Divorces

Cher & Sonny Bono

American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces American singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40), after 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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

About June 26, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Not In Love - 10cc