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26th of May 0017 EVENT Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
26th of May 0451 EVENT Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
26th of May 1135 EVENT Alfonso VII of Leon and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, "Emperor of all of Spain".
26th of May 1293 EVENT An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.
26th of May 1328 EVENT William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
26th of May 1538 EVENT Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
26th of May 1637 EVENT Pequot War: A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Native Americans.
26th of May 1647 EVENT Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
26th of May 1670 EVENT In Dover, England, Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover.
26th of May 1736 EVENT Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. The French, under Louisiana governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France.
26th of May 1770 EVENT The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
26th of May 1783 EVENT A Great Jubilee Day is held in Trumbull, Connecticut to celebrate the end of the American Revolution.
26th of May 1805 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
26th of May 1822 EVENT 116 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.
26th of May 1828 EVENT Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
26th of May 1830 EVENT The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
26th of May 1857 EVENT Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
26th of May 1864 EVENT Montana is organized as a United States territory.
26th of May 1865 EVENT American Civil War: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
26th of May 1868 EVENT The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
26th of May 1869 EVENT Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
26th of May 1879 EVENT Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
26th of May 1889 EVENT Opening of the first Eiffel Tower elevator to the public.
26th of May 1896 EVENT Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
26th of May 1896 EVENT Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
26th of May 1896 EVENT James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
26th of May 1897 EVENT Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
26th of May 1906 EVENT Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
26th of May 1908 EVENT At Masjed Soleyman (???? ??????) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
26th of May 1917 EVENT Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
26th of May 1918 EVENT The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
26th of May 1936 EVENT In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
26th of May 1938 EVENT In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
26th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: Battle of Dunkirk : In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
26th of May 1942 EVENT World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
26th of May 1948 EVENT The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
26th of May 1959 EVENT Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix retires the first 36 Milwaukee Braves batters to face him, only to lose his bid for a perfect game in the 13th inning.
26th of May 1966 EVENT British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
26th of May 1969 EVENT Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
26th of May 1970 EVENT The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
26th of May 1972 EVENT The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
26th of May 1972 EVENT Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
26th of May 1977 EVENT George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center.
26th of May 1981 EVENT Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
26th of May 1982 EVENT Aston Villa win the European Cup, defeating Bayern Munich 1-0 in Rotterdam, Netherlands thanks to a Peter Withe goal.
26th of May 1983 EVENT A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
26th of May 1986 EVENT The European Community adopts the European flag.
26th of May 1991 EVENT Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
26th of May 1991 EVENT Lauda Air Flight 004 explodes over rural Thailand, killing 223.
26th of May 1992 EVENT Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. is kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California and is held hostage for a ransom of $650,000 in a rented house in Hollister, California. The FBI rescues him four days later.
26th of May 1998 EVENT The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
26th of May 2004 EVENT The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
26th of May 2004 EVENT The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
26th of May 2006 EVENT The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people and leaves 200,000 homeless.
26th of May 1264 BIRTHDAY Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)
26th of May 1478 BIRTHDAY Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)
26th of May 1566 BIRTHDAY Mehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1603)
26th of May 1602 BIRTHDAY Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)
26th of May 1650 BIRTHDAY John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, British general (d. 1722)
26th of May 1667 BIRTHDAY Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (d. 1754)
26th of May 1669 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
26th of May 1689 BIRTHDAY Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (d. 1762)
26th of May 1700 BIRTHDAY Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760)
26th of May 1764 BIRTHDAY Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)
26th of May 1799 BIRTHDAY Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian author (d. 1837)
26th of May 1822 BIRTHDAY Edmond de Goncourt, French writer (d. 1896)
26th of May 1863 BIRTHDAY Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
26th of May 1865 BIRTHDAY Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
26th of May 1867 BIRTHDAY Mary of Teck, queen consort of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
26th of May 1873 BIRTHDAY Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
26th of May 1880 BIRTHDAY W. Otto Miessner, American composer and music educator (d. 1967)
26th of May 1883 BIRTHDAY Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)
26th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
26th of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957)
26th of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Eugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
26th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Dorothea Lange, American photographer (d. 1965)
26th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (d. 1971)
26th of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
26th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
26th of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
26th of May 1904 BIRTHDAY George Formby, English singer and comedian (d. 1961)
26th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)
26th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)
26th of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)
26th of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
26th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Sir Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)
26th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Adolfo Lopez Mateos, President of Mexico (d. 1969)
26th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Nikolay Guryanov, Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (d. 2002)
26th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Imi Lichtenfeld, Founder of Krav Maga (d. 1998)
26th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)
26th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Janos Kadar, Prime minister of Hungary (d. 1989)
26th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Jay Silverheels, American actor (d. 1980)
26th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
26th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Frankie Manning, American Lindy Hop dancer (d. 2009)
26th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
26th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
26th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
26th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
26th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary (d. 2009)
26th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)
26th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
26th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Roy Dotrice, British actor
26th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY James Arness, American actor
26th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Alec McCowen, English actor
26th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (d. 1991)
26th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author
26th of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Jack Kevorkian, Former American pathologist and right-to-die advocate
26th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Karim Emami, Iranian Translator (d. 2005)
26th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
26th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Sheila Steafel, South African : born British actress
26th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY William Bolcom, American composer
26th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
26th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano
26th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Pauline Parker, New Zealander murderer
26th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Brent Musburger, American sports broadcaster
26th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader (d. 1989)
26th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
26th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Levon Helm, American musician (The Band)
26th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player
26th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
26th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY John Kaufman, sculptor
26th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Spiritual Leader
26th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Erica Terpstra, President of the Dutch Olympic Committee
26th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
26th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (The Guess Who)
26th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian politician
26th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
26th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
26th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Stevie Nicks, American songwriter
26th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
26th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Pam Grier, American actress
26th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Hank Williams Jr., American singer
26th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
26th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Joe Alaskey, American voice actor
26th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Sally Ride, American astronaut
26th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
26th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY David Meece, Christian musician
26th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Michael Portillo, British politician
26th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Kay Hagan, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
26th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Marian Gold, German singer (Alphaville)
26th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
26th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
26th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
26th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Wesley Walker, American football player
26th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Frederic Dutoit, French politician
26th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Margaret Colin, American actress
26th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Diomedes Diaz, Colombian singer
26th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Francois Legault, French Canadian politician
26th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Roberto Ravaglia, Italian racing driver
26th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
26th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Kristina Olsen, American musician
26th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
26th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
26th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese racing driver
26th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Rob Murphy, American baseball player
26th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
26th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Genie Francis, American actress
26th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor
26th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Caitlin R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer
26th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Lenny Kravitz, American musician
26th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball coach and former player
26th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
26th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Zola Budd, South African athlete
26th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
26th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Phil Doyle, Australian writer
26th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Kevin Moore, American musician (OSI)
26th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
26th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
26th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Steve Sedgley, English footballer
26th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Spanish film director
26th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Musetta Vander, South African actress
26th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY John Baird, Canadian politician
26th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
26th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Matt Stone, American animator and filmmaker
26th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Timothy Allen, British photojournalist
26th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Patsy Palmer, British actress
26th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Lars Frolander, Swedish swimmer
26th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Travis Lee, American baseball player
26th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Nicki Aycox, American actress
26th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Kenny Florian, American Mixed Martial Artist
26th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
26th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Nikos Hatzivrettas, Greek basketball player
26th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
26th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Raina Telgemeier, American cartoonist
26th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Luca Toni, Italian footballer
26th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model
26th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
26th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
26th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player
26th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
26th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Robert Copeland, Australian Australian rules footballer
26th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Irini Merkouri, Greek singer
26th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer
26th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Isaac Slade, American musician (The Fray)
26th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Jason Manford, British comedian
26th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model
26th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Jon Tester, American Musician (Voytek)
26th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY David Reed, British writer and comedian
26th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer
26th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Henry Holland, British fashion designer
26th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Valerie Garcia, Filipina actress
26th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Josh Thomas, Australian comedian
26th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Joel Selwood, Australian footballer
26th of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress
26th of May 0604 DEATH Augustine of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
26th of May 0818 DEATH Ali ar-Rida, Shia Imam (Born 766)
26th of May 0946 DEATH King Edmund I of England (Born 921)
26th of May 1055 DEATH Margrave Adalbert of Austria
26th of May 1421 DEATH Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (Born 1389)
26th of May 1512 DEATH Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan
26th of May 1536 DEATH Francesco Berni, Italian poet
26th of May 1595 DEATH Philip Neri, Italian churchman (Born 1515)
26th of May 1647 DEATH Alse Young, American "witch"
26th of May 1648 DEATH Vincent Voiture, French poet (Born 1597)
26th of May 1651 DEATH Jeane Gardiner, British woman executed for witchcraft
26th of May 1653 DEATH Robert Filmer, English writer (Born 1588)
26th of May 1679 DEATH Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (Born 1636)
26th of May 1685 DEATH Karl II, Elector Palatine (Born 1651)
26th of May 1703 DEATH Samuel Pepys, English civil servant and diarist (Born 1633)
26th of May 1742 DEATH Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (Born 1672)
26th of May 1762 DEATH Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (Born 1714)
26th of May 1799 DEATH James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (Born 1714)
26th of May 1818 DEATH Manuel Rodriguez, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile (Born 1785)
26th of May 1818 DEATH Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian military commander (Born 1761)
26th of May 1824 DEATH Capel Lofft, English writer (Born 1751)
26th of May 1831 DEATH Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (Born 1798)
26th of May 1840 DEATH Sidney Smith, Royal Navy admiral (Born 1764)
26th of May 1881 DEATH Jakob Bernays, German philologist (Born 1824)
26th of May 1883 DEATH Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri, Algerian political and military leader (Born 1808)
26th of May 1883 DEATH Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (Born 1788)
26th of May 1902 DEATH Almon Strowger, American inventor (Born 1839)
26th of May 1904 DEATH Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (Born 1857)
26th of May 1907 DEATH Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (Born 1847)
26th of May 1908 DEATH Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement in Islam (Born 1835)
26th of May 1914 DEATH Jacob Riis, Danish-American journalist, photographer, and social reformer (Born 1849)
26th of May 1924 DEATH Victor Herbert, Irish composer (Born 1859)
26th of May 1933 DEATH Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (Born 1860)
26th of May 1933 DEATH Jimmie Rodgers, American singer (Born 1897)
26th of May 1939 DEATH Charles Horace Mayo, American medical practitioner (Mayo Clinic) (Born 1865)
26th of May 1943 DEATH Alice Tegner, Swedish composer and organist (Born 1864)
26th of May 1943 DEATH Edsel Ford, American automobile executive (Born 1893)
26th of May 1944 DEATH Christian Wirth, commandant of Belzec extermination camp (Born 1885)
26th of May 1948 DEATH Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (Born 1886)
26th of May 1951 DEATH Lincoln Ellsworth, American scientist (Born 1880)
26th of May 1954 DEATH Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (Born 1900)
26th of May 1955 DEATH Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver and two-time F1 world champion (Born 1918)
26th of May 1966 DEATH Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (Born 1894)
26th of May 1968 DEATH Little Willie John, American singer (Born 1937)
26th of May 1969 DEATH Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (Born 1937)
26th of May 1969 DEATH Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation (Born 1889)
26th of May 1974 DEATH Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (Born 1941)
26th of May 1976 DEATH Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
26th of May 1976 DEATH Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Born 1889)
26th of May 1977 DEATH William Powell, American singer (The O'Jays) (Born 1942)
26th of May 1978 DEATH Cybele, Greek actress (Born 1887)
26th of May 1979 DEATH George Brent, British actor (Born 1899)
26th of May 1989 DEATH Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (Born 1927)
26th of May 1999 DEATH Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (Born 1906)
26th of May 1999 DEATH Waldo Semon, American inventor (Born 1898)
26th of May 2001 DEATH Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (Born 1937)
26th of May 2001 DEATH Anne Haney, American actress (Born 1934)
26th of May 2001 DEATH Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (Born 1952)
26th of May 2002 DEATH Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (Born 1932)
26th of May 2003 DEATH Kathleen Winsor, American writer (Born 1919)
26th of May 2004 DEATH Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (Born 1934)
26th of May 2004 DEATH Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (Born 1931)
26th of May 2005 DEATH Eddie Albert, American actor (Born 1906)
26th of May 2005 DEATH Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (Born 1928)
26th of May 2005 DEATH Ruth Laredo, American pianist (Born 1937)
26th of May 2006 DEATH Edouard Michelin, CEO of Michelin (Born 1963)
26th of May 2006 DEATH Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (Born 1919)
26th of May 2007 DEATH J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (Born 1942)
26th of May 2008 DEATH Zita Urbonaite, Lithuanian road cyclist (Born 1973)
26th of May 2008 DEATH Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Born 1934)
26th of May 2009 DEATH Stanley Chapman, British architect, designer, translator and writer (Born 1925)
26th of May 2009 DEATH Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek politician (Born 1941)
26th of May 2009 DEATH Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (Born 1965)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (Born 1928)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (Born 1936)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (Born 1956)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (Born 1949)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (Born 1912)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Jarvis Williams, American football player (Born 1965)
26th of May 2010 DEATH Matt Hughes, Meteorologist (Born 1979)

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