On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1968

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
  • Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Pat Kenney [Simon Diamond], American professional wrestler, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Steve Sedgley, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • William "Little Willie" John, American R&B singer ("Fever"; "Leave My Kitten Alone"), dies in prison while serving a sentence for manslaughter at 30
1968 Highlights

About May 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett