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May 26th

May 26th is the 146th day of the year (147th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 26th

1650 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim (British military leader)

1886 Al Jolson (singer, comedian, actor)

1904 George Formby (singer, actor, comedian)

1907 John Wayne (actor)

John Wayne

1909 Sir Matt Busby (soccer player and manager)

1913 Peter Cushing (actor)

1928 Jack Kevorkian (pathologist, euthanisia activist)

Jack Kevorkian

1941 Aldrich Ames (CIA analyst who spied for the USSR and Russia)

1948 Stevie Nicks (singer - Fleetwood Mac)

1949 Pam Grier (actress)

1949 Jeremy Corbyn (British politician)

1951 Sally Ride (astronaut)

1953 Michael Portillo (British politician, broadcaster, journalist)

1958 Howard Goodall (composer)

1964 Lenny Kravitz (singer)

1966 Helena Bonham Carter (actress)

1966 Zola Budd (athlete)

1971 Matt Stone (animator, screenwriter, actor, voice actor, musician, producer - South Park)

May 26th in History

1805 Napoléon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1864 Montana is organized as a US Territory.

Montana Flag

1868 US President Andrew Johnson, is acquitted by a single vote, in the second and third of three impeachment votes.

Andrew Johnson

1896 Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.

Tsar Nicholas II

1896 Charles Dow publishes the first Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1897 Dracula by Bram Stoker is first published.

1906 Vauxhall bridge opens in London.

1923 Start of first 24 Hours of Le Mans motor-race.

1966 British Guyana becomes independent from the UK as Guyana.

1972 USA and USSR sign ABM Treaty, limiting anti-ballistic missiles.

1986 European Community adopts the European flag.

European Flag

May 26th is also

Independence Day (Georgia)


People born on May 26th are Gemini


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