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)

Sally RideSally Ride (1951-2012)

American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California

Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

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

About May 26, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini