On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best killed, Micah David-Cole Fletcher injured defending Muslim teenager in Portland, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), dies of a stroke at 85
  • John Severson, founder of 'Surfer' magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), dies of cancer at 83
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American national security advisor to President Carter (1977-1981), dies at 89