What Happened on May 26, 1962

Historical Events

  • "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Colin Vearncombe, British singer-songwriter (Black - "Wonderful Life"), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (d. 2016)
  • Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Van de Leene, Belgian painter, dies at 75
1962 Highlights

About May 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
  • UK #1 Song: Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley