May 26, 1951 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
  • Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

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

Deaths in History

  • Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71