On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1955

Historical Events

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Conservatives led by Anthony Eden win British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

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, 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? 65 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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