1956 ~ CHRiS iSAAK the American singer was born on the 26th day of June in 1956.
1957 ~ PATTY SMYTH the American singer from SCANDAL was born on the 26th day of June in 1957.
1961 ~TERRi NUNN the American singer from the band BERLiN was born on the 26th day of June in 1961.
1963 ~ JOHN F. KENNEDY the U.S. President gave his “Ich bin ein Berliner“ on the 26th day of June in 1963. This underlined the support of the United States for democratic West Germany, shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
1974 – The UNiVERSAL PRODUCT CODE aka BARCODE was scanned for the first time on the 26th day of June in 1974. The barcode was used to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio in the United States.
2013 ~ KEViN RUDD returned as Prime Minster of Australia on the 26th June 2013, when he won the leadership ballot by 57 votes to Julia Gillard 45 votes. It all began after Julia Gillard called a leadership spill, intending to head off any challenge, Kevin Rudd then announced that he would challenge the Prime Minister, with Julia Gillard announcing that the loser of the ballot was to permanently resign from politics, and he agreed to this condition. Julia Gillard‘s key supporter Bill Shorten, who was one of the main figures responsible for Kevin Rudd‘s previous overturn as Prime Minister, this time announced his support for Kevin Rudd.
1852 ~ ANTONi GAUDí the Spanish architect was born on the 25th day of June in 1852 (d. 1926)
1903 ~ GEORGE ORWELL the British writer was born on the 25th day of June in 1903 (d. 1950)
1923 ~ HARRY SEiDLER (AC|OBE) the Australian architect was born in Vienna, Austria on the 25th day of June in 1923 (died 9th March 2006 aged 82). Harry Seidler And Associates ~ Architects & Planners ~ official website: www.seidler.net.au
1928 ~ PEYO the Belgian illustrator best known for the creation of The SMURFS was born Pierre Cullifordon the 25th day of June in 1928 (died in 1992 aged 64).
1944 ~ The KRAZY KAT comic final page was published on the 25th day of June in 1944, exactly 2 months after the author George Herriman died.
1945 ~ CARLY SiMON the American singer and songwriter was born on the 25th day of June in 1945. Carly is best known for writing and performing “You’re So Vain” which was a hit song released in December 1972. Many people still think this song is about them…
1949 – The 1st television western, Hopalong Cassidy, was aired on NBC on the 24th day of June in 1949.
1923 – Margaret Olley the Australian painter was born on the 24th day of June in 1923 (died in 2011 aged 88). Margaret Hannah Olley was born in Lismore, New South Wales. She had more than 90 solo exhibitions, with most works concentrating on still life. Margaret Olley received the inaugural Mosman Art Prize in 1947. In 2006 she donated more works to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, her donations included more than 130 works worth $7 million.
1944 – Jeff Beck the English singer, songwriter and guitarist best known from The Yardbirds, and The Jeff Beck Group, was born on the 24th day of June in 1944.
1969 – Software Industry IBM announced on the 23rd June 1969 that they would price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry, effective from January 1970.
1972 – Selma Blair the American actress was born on the 23rd June 1972.
1972 – Ron Corning the American journalist was born on the 23rd June 1972.
1974 – Joel Edgerton the Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter was born on the 23rd June 1974.
1948 ~ LiONEL ROSE (MBE) the Australian bantamweight boxer was born on the 21st June 1948 (died 8th May 2011 aged 62). Lionel Rose was the 1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title. Lionel was born and raised in hardship at Jacksons Track and Warragul, where learned to box from his father, Roy. When he was 10 his teacher Ian Hawkins gave Lionel a pair of boxing gloves when he saw him shadow boxing. When he was about 15, he trained under Frank Oakes a Warragul trainer, whose daughter Jenny he later married). Lionel won the Australian amateur flyweight title at 15.
On the 26th February 1968 in Tokyo, Lionel Rose made history by becoming the 1st Aboriginal Australian to be a world champion boxer when he defeated Masahiko Harada aka Fighting Harada. YouTube video: Lionel Rose vs Fighting Harada (Colour) 27 Feb 1968 Tokyo, Japan (see the whole fight on video)…
The world title win made Lionel Rose an instant national hero and icon in Australia, with more than 100,000 people coming to see him at a reception at Melbourne Town Hall. In 1969 Elvis Presleyrequested to see Lionel Rose. (see photo below)…
YouTube video: Lionel (2008) Lionel Rose Documentary…
1950 ~ Joey Kramer the American drummer and songwriter from Aerosmith was born on the 21st June 1950.
1951 ~ Nils Lofgren the American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was born on the 21st June 1951. Nils Lofgren is best known for his 25 years as a member of Bruce Springsteen’sE Street Band, as well as a former member of Crazy Horse. YouTube video: Because The Night Nils Lofgren and Bruce Springsteen at Asbury Park 12 July 2003…