What Happened on May 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 12th UEFA Champions League Final: Porto beats AS Monaco 3-0 at Gelsenkirchen
  • 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
  • The New York Times publishes admission of journalistic failings, claiming its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism during the buildup to the 2003 Iraq War helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
  • The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

Famous Deaths

  • Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)
  • Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)