On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2020

Historical Events

  • New York Times says Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked forces to kill US and coalition troops in Afghanistan

Famous Deaths

  • Jaroslav Pollák, Slovak soccer midfielder (49 caps, Czechoslovakia; Sparta Prague, Austria Salzburg), dies at 72
  • Kelly Asbury, American animated film director (Shrek 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village), dies of abdominal cancer at 60
  • Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine, created the I ♥ NY" logo), dies at 91
  • Taryn Power, American actress (Maria); youngest daughter of Tyrone Power Mexican actress Linda Christian, dies of leukemia at 66
  • Theo Foley, Irish soccer defender (9 caps, Republic of Ireland; Burnley, Charlton Athletic) and manager (Northampton Town), dies at 83
  • William Negri, Italian soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Mantova, Bologna), dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About June 26, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Trollz - 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj
  • UK #1 Song: Rockstar - Dababy Ft. Roddy Ricch