On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
  • The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due)

Famous Birthdays

  • Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer
  • Irini Merkouri, Greek singer