On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2002

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
2002 Highlights

About June 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer