On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 2021

Historical Events

  • A super "blood" moon, the first total lunar eclipse for two years, visible across the Pacific
  • Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion
  • Ferry sinks carrying about 150 people in Nigeria between Niger state and Kebbi state, with only 20 people rescued

COVID-19 Pandemic

Former advisor Dominic Cummings gives a damming report to MPs into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis

  • In landmark case oil giant Royal Dutch Shell ordered by a Hague court to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 [1]
  • Nine people shot and killed by their colleague, a public transit employee in San Jose, California

COVID-19 Pandemic

President Joe Biden orders US intelligence services to intensify their efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19

  • Russia reports it has started vaccinating domestic animals against COVID-19, using the Karnivak-Kov vaccine [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 80
  • Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian soccer defender (66 caps; Internazionale 358 games) and manager (Como, Genoa), dies at 82
2021 Highlights

About May 26, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
  • UK #1 Song: Body - Tion Wayne & Russ Millions