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 This day in History - June 26
415 Historic Events for June 26
1937

Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 and 1

Event
1937

Peter Pike, MP

Birth
1937

Henk van der Meyden, Dutch journalist (de Telegraaf/Priv‚)

Birth
1937

Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82

Death
1938

James Weldon Johnson, black leader (NAACP), dies in car crash at 67

Death
1938

Neil Abercrombie, (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88)

Birth
1938

Cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader

Event
1939

Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65

Death
1939

Smangaliso P Mkhatshwa, S Africa, sec-gen (Bishops' Conf 1983-88)

Birth
1939

Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1939

Charles "Chuck" Robb, (Sen-D-Va)/husband of Lynda Bird Johnson

Birth
1940

Billy Davis Jr, St Louis Mo, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)

Birth
1940

End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27

Event
1940

Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddah, Dick Tracy)

Birth
1940

Robert Kramer, actor (A.K.)

Birth
1941

Finland enters WW II against Russia

Event
1941

Lithuanian fascist massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno

Event
1942

German assault on British at Mersa Matruh

Event
1942

Larry Taylor, Brooklyn, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)

Birth
1942

Titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch RC priest (Dachau), dies

Death
1943

Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39

Death
1943

John Allen Strang, composer

Birth
1943

Jean Knight, US singer (Mr Big Stuff)

Birth
1943

Georgie Fame, rock vocalist (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde)

Birth
1944

Ruth Kempson, linguist (SOAS)

Birth