On This Day

June 26, 1938 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in History

  • Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York

Deaths in History


Person of interestJames Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson