On This Day

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

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? 58 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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