On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaki Liebesit, German rocker (Can), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderess (Parker–Hulme murder case), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • William Bolcom, American composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81