What Happened in December 1926

Historical Events

  • Dec 3 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Dec 4 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
  • Dec 5 Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts
  • Dec 7 Gas refrigerator patented
  • Dec 9 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • Dec 10 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 11 Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam
  • Dec 11 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • Dec 12 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert
  • Dec 14 Danish Madsen government forms
  • Dec 15 Facist national symbol elevated in Italy
  • Dec 16 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 16 Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
  • Dec 16 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army
  • Dec 17 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras
  • Dec 17 Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful.
  • Dec 20 Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring
  • Dec 20 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
  • Dec 20 Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 21 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • Dec 23 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 25 Prince-regent Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan (1926-1989) upon the death of his father Yoshihito
  • Dec 27 Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square
  • Dec 27 Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I
  • Dec 28 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
  • Dec 28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
  • Dec 28 Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
  • Dec 28 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
  • Dec 29 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
  • Dec 29 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
  • Dec 30 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds)
  • Dec 1 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • Dec 1 Robert Symonds, Bristow Oklahoma, actor (Robert E. Lee-Blue & Gray)
  • Dec 3 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • Dec 6 Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
  • Dec 7 Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO (Remington shavers)/NFL owner (Patriots)
  • Dec 7 Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
  • Dec 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • Dec 10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • Dec 10 Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 11 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
  • Dec 13 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Dec 13 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • Dec 14 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
  • Dec 16 Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • Dec 17 Patrice Wymore, Miltonville KS, actress (The Big Tree), (d. 2014)
  • Dec 17 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Dec 18 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
  • Dec 19 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  • Dec 19 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • Dec 20 David Levine, US painter
  • Dec 20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
  • Dec 21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage (d. 1985)
  • Dec 21 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares Texas
  • Dec 21 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
  • Dec 23 Dusan Kostic, composer
  • Dec 23 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • Dec 23 Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
  • Dec 24 Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • Dec 24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • Dec 25 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • Dec 26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Dec 26 Zlatko Pibernik, composer
  • Dec 26 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 27 Jerome Courtland, actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Dec 28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Dec 30 Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 2 Film director/producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 5 Gangster Carlo Gambino (24) weds his first cousin Catherine Castellano

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Actor George Murphy (24) weds ballroom dancing partner Juliette Henkel

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 4 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)

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Dec 5 Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Dec 6 Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies
  • Dec 10 Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
  • Dec 12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64
  • Dec 17 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 25 Yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47
  • Dec 29 Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51