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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1926.
The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1926: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1926?


Events

  • 01 May 1926 Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves deadlock at 1-1 in 26 innings
  • 02 May 1926 US military intervenes in Nicaragua
  • 03 May 1926 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
  • 04 May 1926 General strike hits Britain
  • 05 May 1926 Geldrop soccer team forms
  • 08 May 1926 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
  • 09 May 1926 Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).
  • 10 May 1926 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8.
  • 11 May 1926 Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic O
  • 12 May 1926 Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
  • 15 May 1926 British general strike ends, but mine workers go on strike.
  • 17 May 1926 German Government of Wilhelm Marx takes power.
  • 18 May 1926 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped
  • 19 May 1926 French air force bombs Damascus, Syria.
  • 20 May 1926 Railway Labor Act became law.
  • 22 May 1926 Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue by Gene Austin hits #1
  • 23 May 1926 Lebanese constitution is established under French mandate.
  • 24 May 1926 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 metres (8:25.4).
  • 25 May 1926 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
  • 26 May 1926 Lebanon adopts constitution.
  • 28 May 1926 US Customs Court created by Congress.
  • 31 May 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1926?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Only a Rose
  2. - That Certain Feeling
  3. - I Love My Baby
  4. - Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley
  5. - Always

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America