On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1966

Historical Events

  • Buddhist sets himself on fire at US consulate in HuĂ©, South Vietnam
  • Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter, British actress (Harry Potter, Fight Club, The King's Speech, Enid, The Wings of the Dove), born in London, England

  • Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Don Castle, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), dies of a medication overdose at 47
  • Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
1966 Highlights

About May 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini