On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1955

Historical Events

  • "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances

Election of Interest

Conservatives led by Anthony Eden win British parliamentary election

Historic Event

Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade


Famous Birthdays

  • Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • Wesley Walker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1978, 82; First-team All-Pro 1978; New York Jets 1977–89), born in San Bernardino, California

Famous Deaths

Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), dies in a testing accident at 36

1955 Highlights

About May 26, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Eddie Calvert