What Happened on May 26, 1967

Historical Events

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

EMI rush releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in London and select markets in the UK, prior to nation-wide release; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristen Pfaff, American rock bassist (Hole, 1993-94), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • Phil Doyle, Australian writer
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64

About May 26, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Groovin' - The Young Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Silence Is Golden - Tremeloes