On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1978

Historical Events

  • Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
  • Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
  • First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Dana, French singer (L5's singer), born in Marseille, France

Famous Deaths

  • Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
1978 Highlights

About June 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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