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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 26 is the 46th
(hundredth – fortieth sixth) day of the year.

There are 219 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

If I had to explain the history of jazz in four words I would say: Louis Armstrong-Charlie Parker.

— Miles Davis
American jazz musician (born May 26, 1926).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 26 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 47 a. C .: Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus. There he finds enthusiastic support, but according to Cicero, Cassius was already planning to kill him.
  • 17 d. C .: Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero. He celebrates a triumph over his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti, and other Germanic tribes west of the Elbe River.
  • 451 – The Armenian rebels face the army of the Sassanid Empire at the Battle of Avarayr. The empire defeats the Armenians but guarantees them the freedom to openly practice Christianity.
  • 526: in the region of Syria (part of the Roman Empire) there is an earthquake of XI12 degrees on the modified Mercalli scale (which measures damage). It leaves a balance of 250,000 dead.
  • 946: in London (England), the king Edmund I is assassinated by a robber to whom he personally attacked during the celebration of the Day of the Mass of San Agustín de Canterbury.
  • 1135: in León (Spain), Alfonso VII is crowned emperor.
  • 1293: In the Japanese village of Kamakura (in Kanagawa), an earthquake kills 30,000 people.
  • 1328: In the south of France, William de Ockham (the Franciscan general minister of Miguel de Cesena) and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave the town of Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
  • 1504: Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, at the request of Pope Julius II, orders the arrest of César Borgia and his transfer to Spain.
  • 1573: in the Netherlands, the Spanish Armada defeats the Beggars of the Sea at the Battle of Haarlemmermeer.
  • 1642: the Spanish troops, commanded by Francisco de Melo, defeat the French under Marshal de Guiche in the battle of Honnecourt (France).
  • 1655: the governor of Jamaica, José Ramírez de Arellano, evacuates part of the population to Cuba, after having capitulated to the British who, under the command of Admiral William Penn, occupied the island.
  • 1707: in the War of the Spanish Succession, the Bourbon troops take Zaragoza.
  • 1739: in Chile, the delineation of the streets of the newly founded town of Los Angeles is carried out. This date is considered the day of its foundation.
  • 1802: in Madrid, Simón Bolívar marries María Teresa Rodríguez.
  • 1805: in the cathedral of Milan, Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) assumes the title of king of Italy and is crowned with the iron crown of Lombardy.
  • 1808: in Spain, the cities of Seville, Santander and Gijón take up arms against the French invaders during the Spanish War of Independence.
  • 1816: in Uruguay, the National Library opens its doors, the first public library in the country; For this reason, every May 26 the National Book Day is celebrated in Uruguay.
  • 1822: 116 people die in the Church of Grue (Norway) in a fire, the largest in the history of that country.
  • 1830: in Washington (United States), Congress votes the Forcible Transfer Act. Two days later it will be signed by President Andrew Jackson.
  • 1831: in Granada (Spain), the liberal heroine Mariana Pineda is executed by vile stick at the age of 26.
  • 1857: in Saint Louis (Missouri) the African-American Dred Scott (1795-1958) is emancipated by the Blow family, despite having lost a judgment against the Supreme Court, which ruled that Scott could not be a citizen due to the color of his skin , and that he could not be freed despite having lived in states where slavery was prohibited, as it would be unconstitutional to deprive a target of his property even when he left a southern state.
  • 1872: in Spain, the military and politician Francisco Serrano is appointed president of the government.
  • 1880: in Peru ―in the framework of the War of the Pacific― the battle of Alto de la Alianza is fought.
  • 1896: in Russia, Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of that country.
  • 1897: the novel Dracula, by the Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
  • 1901: the II International Motor Show is inaugurated in Vienna.
  • 1906: the engineer August Franz Max von Parseval makes the first ascent aboard a non-rigid airship. The aircraft is 48 meters long, contains 2500 m³ of gas and is equipped with 90 hp of power.
  • 1908: in Uruguay, Congress abolishes religious education in schools.
  • 1908: in Masied Soleimán (in the south-west of Persia), the first strike in West Asia begins. The rights to extract oil are quickly acquired by the British Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
  • 1910: in Vatican City, Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Editae saepe, dedicated to the third centenary of the canonization of Saint Charles Borromeo. In it he points out, from the Catholic point of view, the difference between the Catholic Reformation and the Protestant Reformation whose end, according to the Pope, was the “… deformation and destruction of faith and customs.”
  • 1910: in Mexico, the government of Porfirio Díaz issues the decree to create the National University of Mexico.
  • 1912: the General Exhibition of Lunar Studies is inaugurated in the paraninfo of the University of Barcelona (Catalonia).
  • 1914: Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Nightingale is premiered in Paris.
  • 1915: in the city of Buenos Aires, representatives of Argentina, Brazil and Chile sign a treaty of peace, friendship and arbitration.
  • 1917: in the state of Illinois several tornadoes happen; in the city of Mattoon they kill 101 people and injure 689.
  • 1918: Georgia and Armenia become independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1920: French aviator Fronval breaks the record for aerobatics with 26 consecutive loops.
  • 1923: in the remodeling of the Government of Spain, chaired by Manuel García Prieto, the new Minister of Grace and Justice was appointed Antonio López Muñoz, while the War portfolio passed into the hands of General Aizpuru.
  • 1923: the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race begins at Le Mans, which takes place annually until the present day.
  • 1929: W. Neunhofe achieves the world height record in aviation after reaching 12.74 km in a Junkers W-33.
  • 1929: in Mexico, President Emilio Portes Gil pronounces himself in favor of the autonomy of the National University of Mexico.
  • 1933: the Jerez appellation of origin is created in Spain.
  • 1933: in Germany, the Nazi Party introduces a law to legalize eugenic sterilization.
  • 1934: in Alicante (Spain), the explosion of 500 kg of dynamite causes a catastrophe.
  • 1935: in Spain, Manuel Azaña (President of the Republic) offers a rally in Valencia before 100,000 Republicans.
  • 1936: in Barcelona (Spain), the Generalitat of Catalonia forms a new Government chaired by Lluís Companys.
  • 1937: the Universal Exhibition is inaugurated in Paris with the motto “Art and technique today”.
  • 1940: in the framework of the Second World War, the Battle of Dunkirk begins in France.
  • 1945: in the city of Tokyo (Japan), the American armed forces bomb the civilian population. Before dawn they destroy half the city.
  • 1946: in Czechoslovakia, the communists win the elections for the Constituent Assembly.
  • 1947: In Nicaragua, General Anastasio Somoza García carries out a coup against President Leonardo Argüello Barreto, 25 days after he handed over power to him, and imposes Dr. Benjamín Lacayo Sacasa as de facto ruler.
  • 1947: in Barcelona (Spain), Ana Mariscal stars in Yerma.
  • 1951: in the United Kingdom the Conservatives win the elections.
  • 1952: in Bonn, Konrad Adenauer signs the treaty that integrates the Federal Republic of Germany into the European Defense Community, as well as the German accession to the European Economic Community.
  • 1955: Two-time Formula 1 champion Alberto Ascari has a fatal accident at the Monza racetrack while testing a Ferrari racing sports car.
  • 1956: in Cyprus the Greek and Turkish communities star in a serious armed confrontation.
  • 1956: The film Centaurs of the Desert, directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, is released in the United States.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its Yellowwood atomic bomb, type TX-46, of 330 kt. Despite its great power, it is a fizzle (failed bomb), since 2,500 kilotons had been predicted. It is the 130th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll, the United States detonates its Magnolia atomic bomb, 57 kt.
  • 1958: the La Voz de Navarra radio station is inaugurated in Pamplona.
  • 1960: after five days of earthquakes and tsunamis in Chile, the balance of the tragedy shows a figure of 6,000 dead and 600,000 homeless. (See 1960 Valdivia Earthquake).
  • 1963: The Organization for African Unity is formed.
  • 1965: in Bolivia, Generals Alfredo Ovando Candía and René Barrientos Ortuño jointly assume the “co-presidency.”
  • 1966: British Guiana becomes independent from the United Kingdom but remains within the British Commonwealth of Nations (Commonwealth).
  • 1967: in Spain, the new Education Law of the dictatorship limits the examination sessions in the universities.
  • 1969: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru sign the Cartagena Agreement, thereby creating the Andean Community.
  • 1970 – Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 aircraft becomes the first commercial aircraft to exceed mach 2 speed.
  • 1971: in the district of Sylhet (present-day Bangladesh) ―in the framework of the liberation war of Bangladesh―, Muslim soldiers of the Pakistani army assassinate about 90 Hindus (Burunga massacre).
  • 1972: The Soviet Union and the United States sign the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty) treaty.
  • 1972: The Dutch soccer team Ajax Amsterdam wins its second European Soccer Cup after defeating Inter Milan 2-0.
  • 1974: the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich leaves the Soviet Union.
  • 1976: 700 kg of dynamite is stolen from a powder magazine in Pontevedra (Spain).
  • 1976: in Bilbao (Spain) there is an attack against the Federal German consulate.
  • 1979: in the California 47 cafeteria, in Madrid (Spain), a bomb explodes: 9 dead and 40 injured.
  • 1980: Sandro Pertini, President of Italy, begins a visit to Spain.
  • 1981: in Rome (Italy), Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his cabinet resign due to the scandal about Forlani’s membership of the pseudomasonic P2 (Propaganda Due).
  • 1983: the riot led by civil guards ends in Peru.
  • 1983: Japan is struck by an earthquake (magnitude 7.7) that unleashes a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and causes thousands of injuries.
  • 1985: Iraq resumes the “war of the cities” and bombs six municipalities in Iran.
  • 1986: the European Union adopts its flag.
  • 1986: in Barcelona (Catalonia), Pere Calders receives the Honorary Prize for Catalan Letters.
  • 1989: in Casablanca (Morocco) the summit of the Arab League ends with the implicit recognition of the State of Israel and the request for an international conference for peace in the Middle East.
  • 1991: In the Republic of Georgia, Zviad Gamsajurdia becomes the first elected president in the post-Soviet era.
  • 1991: municipal elections are held in Spain, the PSOE losing the mayoralties of Madrid, Seville and Valencia. The adverse results of the Democratic and Social Center (CDS) also cause the resignation of its president, Adolfo Suárez González.
  • 1993: José Antonio Marina wins the National Essay Prize for his work Elogio y refutación del ingenio.
  • 1993: Olympique de Marseille wins the UEFA Champions League
  • 1994: the Congress of Deputies approves the new Cinema Law, which causes the first strike in this sector in the history of Spain.
  • 1995: in Pamplona, ​​the singer Antonio Flores (33) – son of Lola Flores – gives what would be the last concert of his life, five days before his death.
  • 1998: In Australia, more than a million people attend the first celebration of National Forgiveness Day, in response to the systematic abduction of Aboriginal children carried out by the Australian Government between 1869 and 1976.
  • 1998: in Chile the commissioning of the new European telescope of ESO (European Southern Observatory: Southern European Observatory) culminates successfully.
  • 1998: In the United States, the Supreme Court establishes that Ellis Island – the historic gateway for millions of millions of immigrants – is located mainly in New Jersey, and not in New York.
  • 1999: in Colombia the Minister of Defense and 17 generals resign in protest at the government’s peace negotiations with the guerrillas.
  • 2000: in Bordeaux, the French police arrest two alleged members of the terrorist gang ETA after a shooting.
  • 2000: in Russia, the lower house of parliament approves amnesty for more than 100,000 prisoners.
  • 2002: on Mars, a NASA spacecraft detects signs of icy water.
  • 2003: Japan is shaken by a violent earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale.
  • 2003: in western Algeria, fundamentalist terrorism kills 14 people.
  • 2003: a Yakovlev Yak-42 plane crashes in Turkey and 62 Spanish soldiers die.
  • 2004: In London, a warehouse fire destroys more than a hundred works by British artists from the Charles Saatchi collection, including Tracey Emin and the brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman.
  • 2004: In the United States, ex-soldier Terry Nichols (49) is found guilty of 161 counts of murder for being an accessory to the attacks in Oklahoma City.
  • 2008: A severe flood begins in southern and eastern China that will cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million people.
  • 2010: A record temperature of 53.5 ° C (128.3 ° F) is recorded at the archaeological ruins of Mojensho Daro (Pakistan).
  • 2012: Baku (Azerbaijan) celebrates the Eurovision Song Contest, in which Sweden is the winner, with Loreen and her song “Euphoria”.
  • 2013: in Colombia, the Government and the FARC reach an Agrarian Pact, within the framework of the Havana Peace Process, which concludes the first point of the Peace Agenda.
  • 2019: in Peru, a magnitude 8 earthquake shakes the department of Loreto, being also felt in Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador.
  • 2020: in Minnesota, protests erupt over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman.
  • 2020: in Costa Rica, equal marriage is approved.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 26 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 972: Ramón Borrell, Barcelona aristocrat (d. 1017).
  • 1135: Maimonides, Spanish Jewish physician, rabbi and theologian (d. 1204).
  • 1264: Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326).
  • 1478: Clement VII, pope between 1523 and 1534 (f. 1534).
  • 1566: Mehmed III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1603).
  • 1591: Olimpia Maidalchini, Italian nobleman (d. 1657).
  • 1602: Philippe de Champaigne, French-Dutch painter (d. 1674).
  • 1623: William Petty, British physician, economist and statistician (d. 1687).
  • 1650: John Churchill, British general, aristocrat and politician (d. 1722).
  • 1655: Vincenzo Grimani, Italian cardinal (d. 1710).
  • 1667: Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician (d. 1754).
  • 1669: Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722).
  • 1689: Lady Mary Wortley Montagú, British aristocrat and writer (d. 1762).
  • 1699: Nikita Trubetskói, Russian military and politician (d. 1767).
  • 1700: Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, German religious and theologian (d. 1760).
  • 1722 – Washington Shirley, British naval officer and astronomer (d. 1778).
  • 1764: Edward Livingston, American jurist and statist (d. 1836).
  • 1764: Leopold Trattinnick, Austrian botanist and mycologist (d. 1849).
  • 1790: Albert Goblet d’Alviella, Belgian politician, officer and military man (d. 1873).
  • 1796: Luis II of Liechtenstein, prince of Liechtenstein between the years 1836 and 1858 (d. 1858).
  • 1799: Felipe Poey, Cuban naturalist (d. 1891).
  • 1814 – Heinrich Geissler, German physicist and inventor (d. 1879).
  • 1821: Amalie Dietrich, German naturalist (f, 1891)
  • 1822: Edmond de Goncourt, French writer and critic, founder of the Goncourt Academy (d. 1896).
  • 1822: Augusta de Reuss-Köstritz, German nobleman (d. 1862).
  • 1826: Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Russian nobleman (d. 1845).
  • 1826: Richard Christopher Carrington, English astronomer (d. 1875).
  • 1848 – Alexander Muirhead, Scottish electrical engineer (d. 1920).
  • 1849: Hubert von Herkomer, German painter (d. 1914).
  • 1850: José López Portillo y Rojas, Mexican politician and writer (d. 1923).
  • 1853: John Wesley Hardin, American bandit and lawyer (d. 1895).
  • 1855: Vittoria Aganoor, Italian poet (d. 1910).
  • 1863: José Camilo Crotto, Argentine politician (d. 1936).
  • 1863: Bob Fitzsimmons, British boxer (d. 1917).
  • 1865: Robert William Chambers, American writer (d. 1933).
  • 1865: Mariano Gutiérrez-Lanza, Spanish meteorologist and astronomer (d. 1943).
  • 1867: Maria de Teck, British aristocrat, wife of King George V (d. 1953).
  • 1872: Trinidad Arroyo, Spanish ophthalmologist, first woman with a doctorate in ophthalmology in Spain (d. 1959)
  • 1873: Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian illustrator (d. 1958).
  • 1873: Hans Ludendorff, German astronomer (d. 1941).
  • 1874: Henri Farman, French aviator and aircraft builder (d. 1958).
  • 1874: Laura Montoya, Colombian nun canonized in 2013 (d. 1949).
  • 1877: Rafael L. Hernández, Mexican lawyer and politician (d. 1951).
  • 1881: Adolfo de la Huerta, Mexican president (d. 1955).
  • 1882: Roderick McMahon, American promoter of professional wrestling and professional boxing (d. 1954).
  • 1883: Mamie Smith, American singer, dancer, jazz and blues pianist and actress (d. 1946).
  • 1884: Charles Winninger, American theater and film actor (d. 1969).
  • 1885: Hugo Alberto Acuña, the first Argentine, to raise the Argentine flag in Antarctica (d. 1953).
  • 1885: Gaston Baty, French playwright and theater director (d. 1952).
  • 1886: Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950).
  • 1886: Felipe Sandoval, Spanish anarchist (d. 1939).
  • 1887: Ba U, Burmese politician, 2nd president of his country (d. 1963).
  • 1890: Luis Calandre, Spanish physician, cardiologist and histologist (d. 1961).
  • 1893: Eugene Aynsley Goossens, British conductor and composer (d. 1962).
  • 1893: Dynes Pedersen, Danish artistic gymnast (d. 1960).
  • 1893: Charles Stevens, American film and television actor (d. 1964).
  • 1894: Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (d. 1971).
  • 1895: Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (d. 1965).
  • 1895: Helen M. Dyer, American biochemist, cancer researcher (d. 1998)
  • 1895: Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor and singer (d. 1971).
  • 1896: Virgilio Uribe, Mexican sailor (d. 1914).
  • 1899: Juan Max Boettner, Paraguayan doctor (d. 1958).
  • 1900: Lesley Selander, American filmmaker (d. 1979).
  • 1902: Jesús Pabón, Spanish historian and politician (d. 1976).
  • 1903: Otto Abetz, German diplomat, ambassador of Nazi Germany in France (d. 1958).
  • 1904: Vlado Perlemuter, French pianist and teacher of Lithuanian origin (f. 2002).
  • 1906: Pierre Prévert, French filmmaker (d. 1988).
  • 1907: John Wayne, American actor, singer, filmmaker and producer (d. 1979).
  • 1907: Joaquín Gómez Bas, Spanish novelist (d. 1984).
  • 1908: Robert Morley, British actor (d. 1992).
  • 1909: Sir Matt Busby, Scottish football player and coach (d. 1994).
  • 1910: Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, boxer and gymnast (d. 1998).
  • 1910: Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, president of Mexico between 1958 and 1964 (d. 1969).
  • 1912: János Kádár, Hungarian politician and mechanic, 46th Prime Minister of his country (d. 1989).
  • 1912: Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (d. 1980).
  • 1913: Peter Cushing, British actor (d. 1994).
  • 1913: Pierre Daninos, French writer (d. 2005).
  • 1919: Rubén González, Cuban pianist (f. 2003).
  • 1920: Peggy Lee, American jazz singer-songwriter (d. 2002).
  • 1921: Inge Borkh, German soprano.
  • 1922: Deolindo Felipe Bittel, Argentine notary public and politician (d. 1997).
  • 1923: James Arness, American actor (d. 2011).
  • 1926: Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer (d. 1991).
  • 1926: Antonio Prieto, Chilean singer and actor (d. 2011).
  • 1927: Rafael Escalona, ​​Colombian composer (d. 2009).
  • 1928: Jack Kevorkian, American physician, assisted suicide activist and essayist (d. 2011).
  • 1929: Hans Freeman, Australian chemist and crystallographer (d. 2008).
  • 1929: Catherine Sauvage, French singer and actress (d. 1998).
  • 1932: Ramón Hoyos, Colombian cyclist (d. 2014).
  • 1933: Jean Graczyk, French cyclist (d. 2004).
  • 1938: William Bolcom, American pianist and composer.
  • 1938: Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano and actress.
  • 1939: Alejandro Foxley, Chilean economist and politician.
  • 1939: Herb Trimpe, American writer and illustrator (d. 2015).
  • 1940: Levon Helm, American drummer, singer, songwriter and actor, of the band The Band (d. 2012).
  • 1941: Aldrich Ames, criminal and American agent of the CIA.
  • 1941: Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player.
  • 1942: Nury Flores, Venezuelan actress.
  • 1944: Olga Bisera, Italian actress and journalist.
  • 1945: Carmelo Artiles, Spanish professor and politician (d. 2011).
  • 1945: Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Majarastra (d. 2012).
  • 1945: Consuelo Luzardo, Colombian actress.
  • 1946: Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach.
  • 1946: Mick Ronson, British guitarist, composer and producer (d. 1993).
  • 1948: Stevie Nicks, American singer and songwriter.
  • 1949: Jean François Casanovas, actor and director of the Franco-Argentine theater (d. 2015).
  • 1949: Jeremy Corbyn, British politician and journalist.
  • 1949: Ward Cunningham, American programmer, creator of the first wiki.
  • 1949: Pam Grier, American actress.
  • 1949: Philip Michael Thomas, African-American actor, from the Miami Vice series.
  • 1949: Hank Williams Jr., American singer, songwriter and guitarist.
  • 1951: Ramón Calderón, former president of the Real Madrid Football Club.
  • 1951: Araceli de León, Mexican dubbing actress (d. 1999).
  • 1951: Sally Ride, American astronaut, first American woman in space (d. 2012).
  • 1953: Kay Hagan, American lawyer and politician.
  • 1953: Michael Portillo, British journalist, defense secretary and politician.
  • 1953: Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (d. 2012).
  • 1954: Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator.
  • 1954: Allan Wellman, Guatemalan soccer player.
  • 1955: Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman.
  • 1957: Mary Bell, former British convict
  • 1957: Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer and composer (d. 2013).
  • 1957: Roberto Ravaglia, Italian motorsport driver.
  • 1958: Margaret Colin, American actress.
  • 1959: Raimundo Amador, Spanish musician.
  • 1960: Doug Hutchison, American actor.
  • 1962: Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director and screenwriter.
  • 1963: Simon Armitage, British poet, playwright and novelist.
  • 1964: Caitlin R. Kiernan, Irish paleontologist and writer.
  • 1964: Lenny Kravitz, singer and American multi-instrumentalist.
  • 1964: Edu Torres, Spanish basketball player and coach.
  • 1966: Zola Budd, South African athlete.
  • 1966: Helena Bonham Carter, British actress.
  • 1967: Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (d. 2012).
  • 1967: Kristen Pfaff, American bassist for the band Hole (f. 1994)
  • 1968: Simon Diamond, American baseball player and wrestler.
  • 1968: Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1969: Siri Lindley, American triathlete and coach.
  • 1970: Nobuhiro Watsuki, is a Japanese mangaka, recognized for creating the samurai-themed series Rurouni Kenshin and Busō Renkin.
  • 1971: Matt Stone, American actor and comedian, creator of South Park.
  • 1972: Sergio Vallín, Mexican guitarist, of the Maná band.
  • 1972: Alan White, British drummer, of the band Oasis
  • 1973: Jesule, Spanish footballer.
  • 1973: Dejan Marković, Serbian footballer.
  • 1974: Enrique Osses, Chilean soccer referee.
  • 1975: Juan Manuel Cabrejo Pasantes, Spanish footballer.
  • 1975: Lauryn Hill, American singer, songwriter, producer and actress.
  • 1975: Takeshi Tsuruno, Japanese actor and musician.
  • 1976: Kenny Florian, American martial artist and sports broadcaster.
  • 1977: Mark Hunter, American singer, of the band Chimaira.
  • 1977: Roberto Plantier, Mexican actor.
  • 1977: Misaki Itō, Japanese actress.
  • 1977: Luca Toni, Italian footballer.
  • 1978: Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer.
  • 1978: Rocío Madrid, Spanish television presenter and actress.
  • 1978: Dan Parks, Australian-British rugby player.
  • 1979: Elisabeth Harnois, American actress.
  • 1979: Natalya Nazarova, Russian runner and athlete.
  • 1979: Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player.
  • 1981: Isaac Slade, American singer, songwriter and pianist.
  • 1981: Kevin Sammut, Maltese footballer.
  • 1982: Monique Alexander, American porn actress and model.
  • 1982: Hasan Kabze, Turkish footballer.
  • 1982: Yōko Matsugane, Japanese model.
  • 1983: Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer.
  • 1984: Raúl Coronado, Mexican actor.
  • 1984: Chili Fernández, Argentine singer and songwriter.
  • 1984: Alejandro Herrera, Heavy Metal artist.
  • 1986: Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, French-Spanish actress
  • 1988: Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer.
  • 1988: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Colombian footballer.
  • 1988: Orlando Sánchez, Dominican basketball player.
  • 1989: Amit Farkash, Israeli actress.
  • 1990: Eric Griffin, American basketball player.
  • 1991: Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress.
  • 1993: Gustav Valsvik, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1997: Leo Appelt, German cyclist.
  • 1997: Yago César da Silva, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1999: Kerry Ingram, British actress.
  • 2000: Yeji (singer), South Korean singer, rapper and dancer, leader of the group Itzy.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 26 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 604: Augustine of Canterbury, Italian-English Benedictine Catholic monk and archbishop (b. 534).
  • 735: Bede the Venerable, English monk, historian and theologian (672).
  • 926: Yuan Xingqin, Chinese general and governor.
  • 946: Edmund I the Magnificent, English king (b. 921).
  • 1076: Ramón Berenguer el Viejo, aristocrat from Barcelona (b. 1023).
  • 1339: Aldona Ona, Polish queen.
  • 1421: Mehmed I, Ottoman Turkish Sultan (b.1389).
  • 1512: Bayezid II, Ottoman Turkish Sultan (b.1447).
  • 1536: Francesco Berni, Italian poet (b.1498).
  • 1552: Sebastian Münster, German cartographer and cosmographer (b.1488).
  • 1595: Felipe Neri, Florentine Catholic priest and saint (b. 1515).
  • 1648: Vincent Voiture, French poet and writer (b. 1597).
  • 1653: Robert Filmer, British theorist and writer (b. 1588).
  • 1679: Fernando María, aristocrat and German ruler (b. 1636).
  • 1703: Samuel Pepys, British chronicler and politician (b. 1633).
  • 1746 – Thomas Southerne, Irish playwright (b.1660).
  • 1762 – Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (b. 1714).
  • 1799: Lord Monboddo (James Burnett), British linguist, biologist and judge (b. 1714).
  • 1818: Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor of Finland (b. 1761).
  • 1818: Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean patriot (b. 1785).
  • 1831: Mariana Pineda, Spanish patriot (b.1804).
  • 1840: William Sidney Smith, British admiral and politician (b. 1764).
  • 1873: August Conradi, German composer (b.1821).
  • 1877: Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (b. 1833).
  • 1881: Richard L. Heschl, Austrian anatomist (b. 1824).
  • 1896: Manuel Obligado, Argentine military and politician (b. 1838).
  • 1904: Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist and physician (b. 1857).
  • 1908: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, religious leader, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835).
  • 1909: Emilio Miter, Argentine politician and engineer (b. 1853).
  • 1912: Eduardo López de Romaña, Peruvian engineer, politician and president (b. 1847).
  • 1914: Jacob August Riis, Danish journalist, photographer and reformer (b. 1849).
  • 1922: Aurélia de Sousa, Chilean-Portuguese painter (b. 1866).
  • 1922: Ernest Solvay, Belgian chemist and philanthropist (b. 1838).
  • 1924: Victor Herbert, Irish cellist, conductor and composer, founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (b. 1859).
  • 1926: Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b.1904).
  • 1928: John Burnet, Scottish classical philologist (b. 1863).
  • 1938: John Jacob Abel, American biochemist and pharmacologist (d. 1857).
  • 1939 – Charles Horace Mayo, American physician, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic (b. 1865).
  • 1943: Edsel Ford, American businessman (b. 1893).
  • 1944: Christian Wirth, German Nazi SS officer (b. 1885).
  • 1950: Miguel Durán Salgado, Spanish architect (b. 1854).
  • 1951 – Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (b. 1880).
  • 1955: Alberto Ascari, motor racing driver (b.1918).
  • 1956: Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (b.1902).
  • 1966: Elizabeth Dilling, American writer and activist (b. 1894).
  • 1968: Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (b.1937).
  • 1973: Karl Löwith, German philosopher (b.1897).
  • 1976: Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (b. 1889).
  • 1978: Jorge Icaza, Ecuadorian writer (b.1906).
  • 1979: George Brent, Irish actor (b.1904).
  • 1980: Francisco Goyoaga, Spanish rider, world champion in 1953 (b.1920).
  • 1987: Emiliana de Zubeldía, Spanish composer and pianist (b. 1888).
  • 1988: José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer (b.1905).
  • 1989: Don Revie, British footballer and manager (b.1927).
  • 1991: José Caballero, Spanish painter (b.1915).
  • 1994: Antonio Hernández Gil, Spanish jurist (b. 1915).
  • 1994: Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (b.1940).
  • 1995: Friz Freleng, American animator, director and producer (b.1906).
  • 1996: Gerardo Rueda, Spanish abstract painter (b. 1926).
  • 1998: Tony Barrera, Mexican DJ (b.1963).
  • 1999: Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (b.1906).
  • 2001: Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b.1937).
  • 2002: Vicente Nebreda, Venezuelan choreographer and dancer (b.1930).
  • 2002: Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian athlete (b.1932).
  • 2003: Alfredo Bravo, Argentine politician (b.1925).
  • 2004: Nikolai Chernyj, Russian astronomer (b. 1931).
  • 2005: Eddie Albert, American actor (b.1906).
  • 2005: Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b.1928).
  • 2005: Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (b.1937).
  • 2008: Sydney Pollack, American filmmaker, actor and screenwriter (b. 1934).
  • 2009: Kaoru Kurimoto, Japanese writer (d. 1953).
  • 2009: Alfons Milà, Spanish architect (b.1924).
  • 2010: Art Linkletter, Canadian television presenter and broadcaster (b.1912).
  • 2012: Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b.1936).
  • 2013: Roberto Civita, Italian-Brazilian businessman (b.1936).
  • 2013: Héctor Garza, Mexican wrestler (b.1969).
  • 2013: Otto Muehl, Austrian artist and painter (b.1925).
  • 2013: Jack Vance, American writer (b.1916).
  • 2014: Esther Boix, Spanish painter (b.1923).
  • 2014: Manuel Uribe, Mexican citizen, heaviest man in the world (b. 1965).
  • 2015: Vicente Aranda, Spanish filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (b.1926).
  • 2015: João Lucas, Portuguese footballer (b. 1979).
  • 2016: Arturo Pomar, Spanish chess player (b.1931).
  • 2016: Loris Francesco Capovilla, Italian cardinal (b.1915).
  • 2016: Hedy Epstein, Jewish Holocaust survivor and German activist (b.1924).
  • 2017: Andrés Percivale, Argentine television presenter, journalist and actor (b.1939).
  • 2018: Alan L. Bean, American astronaut and aeronautical engineer (b.1932).
  • 2019: Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai politician and military man (b.1920).
  • 2020: Oleh Hornykiewicz, Austrian biochemist (b.1926).
  • 2021: H. S. Doreswamy, Indian journalist and activist (b.1918).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 26 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Lindy Hop Day, in honor of the birth of Frankie Manning.
  • Poland: Mother’s Day.
  • Uruguay: National Book Day.
  • Georgia: Independence Day.
  • Guyana: Independence Day.
  • El Salvador: Ordinance Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 26 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Andrew Kaggwa
  • Saint Berengar of Saint-Papoul
  • Saint Charles of Saint-Anthony
  • Saint Desiderius of Vienne
  • Saint Eleutherius, pope
  • Saint Felicísima de Todi
  • Saint Philip Neri
  • Saint Fugacio
  • Saint Joseph Chang Song-jib
  • Saint Lambert of Vence
  • Saint Mariana de Jesús de Paredes
  • Saint Pedro Sanz and Jordá
  • Saint Ponciano Ngondwe
  • Saint Prisco de Auxerre and companions
  • Saint Symmetrius of Rome
  • Blessed Andrés Franchi
  • Blessed Francisco Patrizi

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 26 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♊ Gemini:

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