What Happened on March 26, 2019

Historical Events

  • Charges of staging fake racist and homophobic attack dropped against Justin Smollett by Chicago prosecutors
  • European Parliament votes for changes to copyright laws, making internet companies responsible for copyright infringements
  • Maker of Oxyconti, Purdue Pharma agrees to pay Oklahoma $270 million settlement ahead of trial accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic

Historic Publication

Michelle Obama's biography "Becoming" sells over 10 million copies according to its publisher Bertelsmann

  • State of emergency declared in Rockland County, New York, due to measles epidemic with unvaccinated children banned from public spaces for 30 days after 153 cases

Historic Event

Stolen Pablo Picasso painting "Buste de Femme" (Dora Maar) (1938) recovered after 20 years by Dutch art detective

Famous Deaths

  • Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 73
  • Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), dies of cancer at 56
2019 Highlights

About March 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 7 Rings - Ariana Grande
  • UK #1 Song: Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi