May 26

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 26. From 1900 until now. May 26 is under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Lenny Kravitz (1964), Stevie Nicks (1948) and Helena Bonham Carter (1966). Several movies were released around May 26 over the years, such as As the Crow Flies in 2022 directed by Jacob P. LaGuardia and Going Home in 2022 directed by Herbert B. Leonard.
But much more happened on May 26 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 26 over the years?
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As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Jacob P. LaGuardia

Going Home

Going Home

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Herbert B. Leonard



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Mark Dindal

El Presidente

El Presidente

Release year: 2020

Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 26?


  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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  • 2019 May 2019 Kathmandu bombings - Four people were killed and seven more were injured in three explosions that occurred in Kathmandu, Nepal. Police suspect a Maoist splinter organization may be responsible.
  • 2018 2018 Lower Puna eruption: Many more properties destroyed by Kilauea's continuing eruption.
  • 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.
  • 2016 Iraqi civil War: Operation Breaking Terrorism - Iraqi security forces and Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces capture Al-Karmah (about 16 km (10 miles) northeast Fallujah).
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Famous Birthday

Who was born on May 26?

Famous Deaths

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 26 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - All Of Me
  • 2013 - Can't Hold Us
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rolling In The Deep
  • 2010 - OMG
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Take A Bow
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Ain't It Fun
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Burn It Down
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 26 over the years?
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Cat's Lair by Christine Feehan

Cat's Lair

Year: 2015


#1 New York Times Bestseller Christine Feehan returns back to the wild underworld of her amazing Leopard novels in an arousing romantic of forbidden animal instincts... Cat Benoit finally escapes the past and the man who caused her nightmares.

Mother by Judy Olausen


Year: 1996


Mother presents a hilarious, wickedly funny collection of portraits of the most sacred institution of our lives: Mom.

A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

Year: 1987


John Feinstein's A Season on the Brink is still the best-selling novel in the genre, twenty-five years after it reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List for sixteen weeks.

Prince Charming by Julie Garwood

Prince Charming

Year: 1994


Julie Garwood, best-selling author, has a classic love story that is full of "the humor. The sweetness. and the sensuality." (Publishers Weekly). This makes her "a trusted brand in romantic fiction" according to People.

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev

Year: 1972


Asher Lev, a Ladover Hashid, is kosher and prays three times daily. He also believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom (Master of the Universe).

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