On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1982

Historical Events

  • 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz Güney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters and destroyer HMS Coventry hit in Falkland war: 39 crew members die

Famous Birthdays

  • David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model

Famous Deaths

  • Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
1982 Highlights

About May 26, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini