On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • George Willig climbs the South Tower of NYC's World Trade Center, famously fined 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed

Famous Birthdays

  • Luca Toni, Italian footballer, born in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy
  • Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
  • Raina Telgemeier, American cartoonist (Smile), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays - "Love Train"; "Backstabbers"), dies of cancer at 35
1977 Highlights

About May 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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