On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Brent Musburger, American sportscaster (CBS Sports, The NFL Today; ESPN, ABC; VSiN; radio play-by-play Las Vegas Raiders), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon and co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
  • Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies
  • Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), dies at 86
1939 Highlights

About May 26, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini