On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1963

Historical Events

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

15th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

Sport awardFrench 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

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1963 Highlights

About May 26, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini