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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
1947

Piers Gray, critic/writer

Birth
1947

Sherry Bain, Calif, actress (Pipe Dreams)

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1947

Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)

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1948

South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy

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1948

Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers

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1948

Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)

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1949

Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor (Miami Vice)

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1949

Pam Grier, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)

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1949

Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]

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1949

Dayle Haddon, Montr‚al Qu‚bec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)

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1949

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

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1950

?, 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity

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1950

Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies

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1951

Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)

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1951

Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London

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1951

Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71

Death
1951

Sally Kristen Ride, LA Calif, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)

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1952

D maso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55

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1953

Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die

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1954

Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74

Death
1955

"7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances

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1955

Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

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1955

Conservatives win British parliamentary election

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1955

Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)

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1956

Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54

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