On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1908

Historical Events

  • At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, rights acquired by the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Prime Minister of South Vietnam, born in Long Xuyên, Annam, French Indochina (d. 1976)
  • Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
1908 Highlights

About May 26, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini