On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
  • Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Walsh, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager (Chicago WS; MLB ERA record 1.82), dies at 78
  • Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57