On This Day

May 26, 1944 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sam Posey, American auto racer (12 Hours of Sebring 1975; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971 3rd) and TV commentator (ABC Sports), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Cyril Francois, South African cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 252 runs, 6 wickets), dies in a motor accident at 46