On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1981

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
  • Isaac Sladen, American vocalist, pianist, and songwriter (The Fray - "How To Save A Life"; "You Found Me"), born in Boulder, Colorado
1981 Highlights

About May 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini