What Happened on May 26, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz Guney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war: 39 crew members died

Famous Birthdays

  • David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model

Famous Deaths

  • Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97