On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • [Jean-Josephat] Clermont P├ępin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), born in Saint-Georges, Quebec (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies