Historical Events In May - 26
Monday, 10 August 2020
1967 On May - 26 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1968 William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30) on May - 26.
1969 On May - 26 apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal) on this day in history.
1969 On May - 26 the Apollo 10 astronauts return to earth after their successful 8-day rehearsal for the first manned moon landing
1969 On May - 26 kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
1971 Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its first appearance on May - 26.
1971 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1972 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 26.
1972 On May - 26 nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1973 "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players hits #15 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history "Super Fly Meets Shaft" by John & Ernest hits #31
1973 On May - 26 bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973 On this day in history beatles' "The Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1
1973 On May - 26 jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled on this day in history.
1974 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history tennis game in the Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1976 On this day in history martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
1977 "Beatlemania" opens in Winter Garden Theater on Broadway on May - 26.
1977 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history movie "Star Wars" debuts
1977 On this day in history jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
1978 The first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May - 26.
1978 On May - 26 the first legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1979 "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45 on May - 26.
1979 On May - 26 george Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
1980 Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6 on this day in history.
1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14 on this day in history.
1981 Soyuz T-4 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam on May - 26.
1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor & Coventry were hit in Falkland war on this day in history.