What Happened on June 26, 2019

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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

Glastonbury 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Beth Chapman, American bounty hunter and reality star (Dog the Bounty Hunter), dies of cancer at 51
  • Eugene Alcalay, Romanian concert pianist, composer, and educator, dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 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? 3 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

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