What Happened on May 26, 1963

Historical Events

French Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Roy Emerson beats home favourite Pierre Darmon 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

  • French Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Lesley Turner wins the first of 2 French titles; beats England's Ann Jones 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • Organization of African Unity forms
  • Wes Stock becomes only Baltimore Oriole to win a doubleheader
1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
  • Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Sharon Lynn [D'Auvergne Sharon Lindsay], American silent and sound screen (Way Out West; The Big Broadcast), dies of multiple sclerosis at 62

About May 26, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's My Party - Lesley Gore
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles