Mudbug Madness Days - May 25-27, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National African Violet Week - May 26 - June 2, 2019
National Backyard Games Week - May 20-27, 2019 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Polka Weekend - May 24-26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Tire Safety Week - May 25 - June 1, 2019 (Starts Memorial Day Weekend)
Ramadan - Evening of May 5, 2019 to Evening of June 4, 2019 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Safe Kids Week - May 22-29, 2019
Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 20-27, 2019
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
World Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 19-26, 2019
2019 Monthly Holidays that include May 26, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Cannes International Film Festival - May 15-26, 2019 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.
Vivid Sydney - May 24 - June 15, 2019 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
Indianapolis 500 - May 26, 2019 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, IN. The Indianapolis 500 is the world's most famous and prestigious auto race.
The Astrological Sign for May 26 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1907 - John Wayne, Actor, singer, director, and producer (True Grit) (d. 1979)
1920 - Peggy Lee, American singer, songwriter, and actress (d. 2002)
1923 - James Arness, American actor and producer (Gunsmoke) (d. 2011)
1926 - Miles Davis, American jazz musician, composer, and bandleader (Miles Davis Quintet) (d. 1991)
1945 - Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1948 - Stevie Nicks, American singer, songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
1949 - Pam Grier, American actress (Jackie Brown, The L Word)
1949 - Hank Williams, Jr. American country singer, songwriter
1962 - Genie Francis, American actress (Laura on General Hospital)
1964 - Lenny Kravitz, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor (Hunger Games series)
1966 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress and singer (Fight Club, The Harry Potter series)
1975 - Lauryn Hill, American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress
946 - Edmund I of England (b. 921)
1647 - Alse Young, American woman executed for witchcraft (b. 1600)
1939 - Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic (b. 1865)
2005 - Eddie Albert, American actor and singer (b. 1906)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1994 - Michael Jackson marries Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Poor Food Habits are harmful in weight control. Habits are defined as recurrent, often unconscious patterns of behavior, acquired through frequent repetition. It is interesting that many of us fail at dieting because we change our foods, but not the behaviors that got us into trouble.
Find out more about Food Habits from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits!
This Day in History
946 - While celebrating St. Augustine's Mass Day, King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief who he personally attacks
1293 - Approx. 30,000 are killed by an earthquake in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
1647 - The first person executed as a witch in the American colonies is Alse Young
1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned the King of Italy
1822 - The biggest fire disaster in Norway's history kills 116 people in the Grue Church fire
1830 - The U.S. Congress passes the Indian Removal Act, and it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
1864 - The territory of Montana is formed
1896 - Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia
1896 - Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 12 industrial stocks
1897 - Dracula, by Bram Stoker, and Irish author is published
1906 - The Vauxhall Bridge crossing the River Thames is opened in London
1918 - The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established
1948 - The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which established the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force
1966 - Guyana (formerly British Guiana) gains its independence from UK
1972 - The Willandra National Park is established in New South Wales, Australia
1977 - George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center
1983 - A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan and triggers a tsunami that kills 104 people and injures thousands and destroys thousands of buildings
2004 - Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing
2008 - 148 deaths and the evacuation of 1.3 million as a result of severe flooding in eastern and southern China
This Day in Music
1970 - Everything is Beautiful by Ray Stevens hits #1
1971 - American Pie by Don McLean is recorded
1973 - The Beatles 1967-1970 album by The Beatles hits #1
1973 - Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is released
1982 - A Hollywood Walk of Fame star is given to Bobby Darin who died in 1973
1984 - Let's Hear It For The Boy, by Deniece Williams hits #1. The song was in the movie, Footloose. (video below)
2008 - Paul McCartney is given an honorary Doctorate of Music at Yale University
This Day in Sports
1887 - New York state makes racetrack betting legal
1917 - Walt Cruise hits the 1st HR out of Braves Field in Boston
1923 - The 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run in Le Mans France and is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world
1925 - Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers is the 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits
1984 - A frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
2003 - Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 records and breaks a previous record of only 3 days.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A bird of prey's nest 2. Any high and remote but commanding place
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