On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1940

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - "Up On Cripple Creek"; "The Weight"), and actor (Coal Miner's Daughter; The Right Stuff), 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? 81 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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