On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • British runner Henry Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31) in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), born in Orbiston, Bellshill, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)