On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: 2016 IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud of France finishes just two-tenths of a second ahead of Alexander Rossi
  • Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians
  • Nine climbers die in a week on Mt Everest after overcrowding leads to a huge queue to reach the summit
  • Senior PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: American Ken Tanigawa wins his first career major title by 1 stroke ahead of Scott McCarron

Famous Deaths

  • Bart Starr, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach (Green Bay Packers), dies of effects of stroke at 85