On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1926

Historical Events

  • Lebanon adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Horovitz, British composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 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 (Kinda Blue; Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet; Sketches of Spain), 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, Ukrainian ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
1926 Highlights

About May 26, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini