May 26: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 26, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 146th day is May 26th. On this day, Australia hosted its first National Sorry Day to promote reconciliation; Iceland moved from driving on the left to driving on the right; and the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race was conducted in France.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for May 26. John Wayne, Miles Davis, and Sally Ride are all born on May 26th. It’s National Paper Airplane Day today.


(May 26, 1971)
Matt Stone, an American screenwriter, actor, and producer, was born. He is best known for cocreating the subversive animated television series South Park with Trey Parker.


(May 26, 2008)
Sydney Pollack, an American filmmaker, producer, and actor known for films such as The Way We Were (1973), Tootsie (1982), and Out of Africa (1985), died at the age of 73.

(Died on May 26, 2015)
Robert Kraft, American astronomer and academic (b. 1927).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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