On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 2003

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Only three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), dies at 75
  • Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)