On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1951

Historical Events

  • Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
  • Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)

Person of interestSally Ride

Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride

Famous Deaths

  • Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
1951 Highlights

About May 26, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini