On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2013

Historical Events

  • 20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand
  • Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons headline; other performers include Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Kenny Rogers, and Rufus Wainwright
  • Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Bonnie Wright

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Stern, American photographer, dies at 83
2013 Highlights

About June 26, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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