May 26th: What is special about this date?

May 26th marks the 146th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 147th in case of leap years). There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 26th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 26th and what happened on May 26th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 26th.


May 26th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 26th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill (1975)

    Lauryn hill is a grammy-winning r&b singer known for her powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics.

  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter (1966)

    Helena bonham carter is an english actress known for her versatile and eccentric roles in films such as 'fight club', 'the king's speech',...

  • Pam Grier
    Pam Grier (1949)

    Pam grier is an american actress known for her roles in iconic 1970s blaxploitation films such as 'coffy' and 'foxy brown'.

  • Corinne Le Poulain
    Corinne Le Poulain (1948)

    French actress on stage, film, and tv, niece of jean le poulain.

  • James Arness
    James Arness (1923)

    American actor best known for his tv series, "gunsmoke," 1955-1975.

  • Peter Cushing
    Peter Cushing (1913)

    England, united kingdom -- actor.

  • Peggy Lee
    Peggy Lee (1920)

    American singer, songwriter and arranger.

  • Elisabeth Harnois
    Elisabeth Harnois (1979)

    American actress.

  • Margaret Colin
    Margaret Colin (1957)

    Actress (independence day: three men & a baby).

  • Nicki Aycox
    Nicki Aycox (1975)

    Nicki Aycox is an actress who has appeared in various TV shows and movies.

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May 26th: who died on this date?

On May 26th the following celebrities died:

  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta (2022)

    American actor seen in "lethal weapon", and "goodfellas.

  • Art Linkletter
    Art Linkletter (2010)

    Canadian entertainer.

  • Jean Constantin
    Jean Constantin (2010)

    French singer-songwriter and composer of over 300 songs.

  • George Brent
    George Brent (1979)

    Actor (baby face.

  • Sharon Lynn
    Sharon Lynn (1963)

    Actress (way out west big broadcast), dies aged 53.

  • Cybele (1978)

    Ancient Phrygian and Greek goddess associated with nature, fertility, and the Great Mother.

  • Phinneas Newborn (1989)

    Renowned basketball player known for his exceptional skills on the court.

  • Zeki Velidi Togan (1970)

    Renowned historian known for his works on Turkic history.

  • Fount Haines (1960)

    Renowned poet known for his lyrical verses.

  • Adamae Davis (1998)

    Renowned jazz singer and performer.

  • See all famous people who died on May 26th


May 26th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 26th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Gemini according to the Western Zodiac.

Gemini zodiac sign

May 26th: what is special about the Gemini sign?

The Gemini sign encompasses people born between May 21st and June 20th.

You can discover Gemini's personality traits and attitude and Gemini's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Gemini born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 26th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 26th in history:

  • May 26, 1903: Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure of 3 Gables (BG)
  • May 26, 1920: Anti-Soviet opposition in the Azerbaijan SSR launches an abortive revolt in Ganja.
  • May 26, 1923: Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg, Germany.
  • May 26, 1938: House Committee on Un-American Activities begins work.
  • May 26, 1941: Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
  • May 26, 1958: Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark.
  • May 26, 1968: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • May 26, 1974: During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
  • May 26, 1980: Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
  • May 26, 2005: Elections in Suriname. Preliminary results show that Suriname's ruling alliance survived a challenge by former dictator Desi Bouterse, a former Dutch colony.
  • May 26, 2009: Barack Obama, the US President, announces that Sonia Sotomayor will be appointed to the Supreme Court.
  • May 26, 2017: 2017 Minya attack, gunmen open fire upon buses carrying Coptic Christians, Minya Governorate in Egypt. At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were injured. According to state media, the Egyptian Air Force attacked militant camps in eastern Libya as a retaliation for the Minya attack.

What day of the year is May 26th?

May 26th marks the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 147th in case of leap years).

There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 26th is the 26th day of the month of May.