June 26: Day of the Week
June 26, 2018 was the 177th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1718Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
- 1848End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
- 1924American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
- 1927The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
- 1942The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
- 1948William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
- 1955The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
- 1973At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
- 1995Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
- 1996Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
Who were born on June 26?
- 1730Charles Messier, French astronomer (d. 1817)
- 1881Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
- 1898Chesty Puller, American military officer (d. 1971)
- 1902Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor (d. 2010)
- 1915Paul Castellano, American organized crime figure (d. 1985)
- 1934Dave Grusin, American jazz pianist
- 1937Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1961Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin)
- 1974Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
- 1980Hamílton, naturalized Togolese footballer
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