On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1941

Historical Events

  • Aircraft from HMS Ark Royal sights German battleship Bismarck

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Philadelphia

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • German occupiers begin youth labor

Famous Birthdays

  • Imants Kalniņš, Latvian classical, choral and rock composer (Hey, You There!), born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • John Kaufman, sculptor
  • Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
1941 Highlights

About May 26, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini