On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1943

Historical Events

  • Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit US
  • Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Prime Minister Winston Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer (Olympic silver 4×100m medley relay, bronze 4×100m freestyle relay 1964) and politician (VVD), born in The Hague, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Edsel Ford, American President of Ford Motor Company (1919-1943) and son of Henry Ford, dies of stomach cancer aged 49
1943 Highlights

About May 26, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini