On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1975

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Cher divorces Sonny Bono

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

Famous Deaths

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

About June 26, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer