On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • (Terence) Verden Allen, Welsh rock keyboardist (Mott the Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Crynant, Neath, Wales
  • Sam Posey, American auto racer (12 Hours of Sebring 1975; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971 3rd) and TV commentator (ABC Sports), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Francois, South African cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 252 runs, 6 wickets), dies in a motor accident at 46
  • Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 27
1944 Highlights

About May 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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