On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1940

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky

Famous Birthdays

  • Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - Up On Cripple Creek), born in Elaine, Arkansas (d. 2012)
  • Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
1940 Highlights

About May 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini