On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • NBA Draft: Shanghai Sharks (China) center Yao Ming first pick by Houston Rockets

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
  • Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), dies at 78
  • Jay Berwanger, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st Heisman Trophy winner 1935, Chicago), dies from lung cancer at 88
  • Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)