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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
1974

Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic

Event
1975

Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)

Birth
1975

Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes

Event
1975

Travis Lee, San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1976

Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86

Death
1976

Benji Gregory, Encino Calif, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)

Birth
1976

Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)

Birth
1976

Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)

Birth
1977

William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35

Death
1977

Movie "Star Wars" debuts

Event
1977

Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63

Death
1977

George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center

Event
1978

1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City

Event
1979

Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45

Event
1979

George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75

Death
1980

Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"

Event
1980

Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters

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1980

Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6

Event
1981

Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14

Event
1982

Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam

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1982

British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war

Event
1983

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1983

29th Walker Cup: US, 13«-10«

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1983

Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7

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1983

LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws

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