On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1961

Historical Events

  • Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
  • USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Pate, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles, US Open 1988, US Masters 1990 3rd), born in Ventura, California
  • Tarsem Singh, Indian film director, born in Jalandhar, India
1961 Highlights

About May 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini