On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1926

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)

Person of interestPeter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • [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
1926 Highlights

About May 15, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus