On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2021

Historical Events

  • British Health Minister Matt Hancock resigns after photos of him kissing an aide (and not social distancing) emerge
  • Largest-ever pile up in the Tour de France caused by a spectator with a sign during Stage 1. Spectator later hunted down and arrested.
  • South Africa announces 14-day lockdown to counter a third COVID-19 wave of infections fueled by the Delta variant, with only 2.5 million vaccines administrated [1]
  • Sydney goes into a two-week lockdown amid a Delta variant COVID-19 outbreak and low levels of vaccination

Famous Deaths

  • (Maurice) "Mike" Gravel, American politician (US Senator (D) - Alaska, 1969-81), and peace activist (Pentagon Papers), dies at 91
  • Frederic Rzewski, American concert pianist, and composer (Spacecraft), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Johnny Solinger, American rock singer-songwriter (Skid Row, 1999 to 2015), dies of liver failure at 55
  • Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), dies from a heart attack at 63
2021 Highlights

About June 26, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer