On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Lebanon adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2009)

Person of interestMiles Davis

Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian sci-fi novelist (Sunburst), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard