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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

1972Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1997Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1955Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

2012Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents

19401st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

1996Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1922Lenin suffers a stroke

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

1949Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)

1975Lauryn Hill, South Orange New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)

1966Helena Bonham Carter, London, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End)

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

1913Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)

1926Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

1910US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

1973Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

May 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 26th

1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

2005Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

May 26th Deaths
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