What Happened on May 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 55th Men's French Championships: Lewis Hoad beats Sven Davidson (6-4, 8-6, 6-3)
  • 55th Women's French Championships: Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer (6-0, 12-10)
  • A fire on board the aircraft carrier USS Bennington in Narragansett Bay, off Rhode Island, kills 103 crew
  • Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric Dutoit, French politician

Famous Deaths

  • Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54