What Happened on June 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn

Music Concert

Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

  • The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.
  • Tim Severin aboard the Brendan reaches Newfoundland in attempt to prove sixth-century Irish monks could have voyaged across the Atlantic
1977 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kubo Tite, Japanese manga artist (Bleach), born in Fuchū, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Mark Jindrak, American Professional Wrestler (Marco Corleone), born in Auburn, New York
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Reizner, American rock vocalist and producer (Rod Stewart; Tommy), dies of cancer at 43
  • Oskar Morgenstern, German-American economist, dies at 75

About June 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
  • UK #1 Song: So You Win Again - Hot Chocolate