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

  • Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • Pauline Parker, New-Zealandic murderess
  • Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • William Elden Bolcom, composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

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