On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 awardTennis Open

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