What Happened on June 26, 2013

Historical Events

  • 20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand

Glastonbury Festival

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

Theater Premiere

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

2013 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Stern, American photographer, dies at 83

About June 26, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke/Ti/Pharrell