May 1926 in history

May 1926 events chronologically

May 9 Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary appears to cast some doubt on the claim.)
May 12 1926 General Strike: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends
May 12 The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole
May 18 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach
May 22 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Kuomintang, China
May 25 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris
May 28 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1926

May 1 Peter Lax an American mathematician working in the areas of pure and applied mathematics. He has made important contributions to integrable systems, fluid dynamics and shock waves, solitonic physics, hyperbolic conservation laws, and mathematical and scientific computing, among other fields. Lax is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher
May 8 David Attenborough an English broadcaster and naturalist.
May 8 Don Rickles an American actor and stand-up comedian. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is widely known as an insult comic
May 15 Peter Shaffer an English playwright and screenwriter of numerous award-winning plays, several of which have been filmed.
May 20 Munir Ahmad Khan a Pakistani nuclear engineer, scientist, who served as the chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission from 1972 to 1991. He is credited along with Zulfikar Bhutto , on the technical side as the "father of the Pakistan's atomic bomb project", for his role in Pakistan's integrated atomic bomb project; the clandestine Cold war program developed the atomic weapons that ultimately resulted in first successful atomic bomb testing on May 1998 in Chagai Weapon-testing Laboratories; these tests are considered one of few milestones in Pakistan's history in which, the nuclear devices were developed and produced under a programme of which Khan served its technical director
May 26 Miles Davis an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion
May 29 Abdoulaye Wade a Senegalese politician who was President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He is also the Secretary-General of the Senegalese Democratic Party and has led the party since it was founded in 1974. A long-time opposition leader, he ran for President four times, beginning in 1978, before he was elected in 2000. He won re-election in 2007 with a majority in the first round, but in 2012 he was defeated in a controversial bid for a third term

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1926

May 3 Knut Wicksell a leading Swedish economist of the Stockholm school. His economic contributions would influence both the Keynesian and Austrian schools of economic thought
May 3 Victor Prince Napoléon the Bonapartist pretender to the French throne from 1879 until his death in 1926. He was known as Napoléon V by his supporters
May 16 Mehmed VI the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, reigning from 1918 to 1922. The brother of Mehmed V, he succeeded to the throne as the eldest male member of the House of Osman after the 1916 suicide of Abdülaziz's son Yusuf Izzettin Efendi, the heir to the throne. He was girded with the Sword of Osman on 4 June 1918, as the thirty-sixth padishah. His father was Sultan Abdülmecid I and mother was Gülüstü , an ethnic Abkhazian, daughter of Prince Tahir Bey Çaçba and his wife Afişe Lakerba, originally named Fatma Çaçba. Mehmed was removed from the throne when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished in 1922
May 21 Ronald Firbank an innovative British novelist. His eight short novels, partly inspired by the London aesthetes of the 1890s, especially Oscar Wilde, consist largely of dialogue, with references to religion, social-climbing, and sexuality
May 25 Symon Petliura a publicist, writer, journalist, Ukrainian politician, statesman of the Ukrainian People's Republic, and nationalist leader who led Ukraine's struggle for independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917.
May 26 Srečko Kosovel a post–First World War Slovene poet, now considered one of central Europe's major modernist poets. He was labeled an impressionistic poet of his native Karst region, a political poet resisting forced Italianization of the Slovene areas annexed by Italy, an expressionist, a dadaist, a satirist, and as a voice of international socialism, using avant-garde constructivist forms. He is now considered a Slovenian poetic icon
May 30 Vladimir Steklov a Soviet/Russian mathematician, mechanician and physicist.