What Happened on May 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Buddhist sets himself on fire at US consulate in HuĂ©, South Vietnam
  • Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Billy Downes, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End), born in London, England

  • Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
  • Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86