What Happened on May 31, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h)
  • Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
  • Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster
  • Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man (d. 2008)
  • Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)