On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1959

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, English musician (Mission-Lover for Life), born in Bristol, England

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
1959 Highlights

About May 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini