What Happened on May 26, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 55th Cannes Film Festival: "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski wins the Palme d'Or
  • Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
  • Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h)
  • The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.

Famous Deaths

  • Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)