On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2019

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says she was raped by former President Yahya Jammeh as part of a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report

Dictator and President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
Dictator and President of Gambia
Yahya Jammeh

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: American rock band The Killers headline; Kylie Minogue plays the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel; other performers include Bastille, Hozier, and Mavis Staples

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • Highest ever June temperatures recorded in Germany (38.6C), Poland (38.2C) and the Czech Republic (38.9C) during week-long heatwave in Europe

Film release premierFilm Release

Japanese animation film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office, 18 years after its initial release

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki
  • More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India
  • Two US Florida towns pay hackers considerable ransom to unfreeze their computer systems; Riviera Beach $600,00 and Lake City $500,000

Famous Deaths

  • Max Wright, American character actor (Buffalo Bill; Alf; Misfits of Science), dies of lymphoma at 75
2019 Highlights

About June 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer