What Happened on May 26th, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
  • Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • Sally Kristen Ride, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride

Famous Deaths

  • Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71