This Day in History on 26 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 26 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Refrigeration Day (International)


Important Events

1740 – A combined force of Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1977 – Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1926 – Mahendra Bhatnagar, Indian poet

1994 – Leonard Carow, German actor
1997 – Baek Ye-rin, South Korean singer
1997 – Callum Taylor, English cricketer
2002 – Chandler Smith, American racing driver
2009 – Yesha Camile, Filipino child actress


Death/ Death Anniversary

2004 – Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (b. 1929)

2014 – Bob Mischak, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
2014 – Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1921)
2014 – Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (b. 1931)
2015 – Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1929)
2015 – Chris Thompson, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)

Futher Reading

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