What Happened in March 1926

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
  • Mar 4 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
  • Mar 6 China asks for a seat in the Security council
  • Mar 7 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
  • Mar 9 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
  • Mar 10 Run on Belgian banks
  • Mar 11 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
  • Mar 12 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
  • Mar 12 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
  • Mar 14 A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
  • Mar 15 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls

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Mar 16 Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Mar 17 Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
  • Mar 17 Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • Mar 23 NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
  • Mar 24 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
  • Mar 26 ACD de Graeff appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 26 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
  • Mar 26 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson aboard Jack Horner wins
  • Mar 31 German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Cesare Danova, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy

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Mar 1 Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 1 Robert Clary, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 1 Allan Stanley, Timmons, ON, Hall of Fame ice hockey player, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • Mar 3 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • Mar 3 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)

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Mar 4 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Mar 4 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • Mar 4 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)

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Mar 6 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Mar 6 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)
  • Mar 6 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 6 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • Mar 6 Jon Nordal, Icelandic composer (Toccata)
  • Mar 6 Miroslav Klega, composer
  • Mar 9 Celso Garrido Lecca, composer
  • Mar 9 Gerrit A Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
  • Mar 11 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Mar 11 Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • Mar 11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • Mar 11 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
  • Mar 12 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Mar 12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Mar 12 Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
  • Mar 12 Hildy Park, actress (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 12 John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)
  • Mar 12 Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
  • Mar 12 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 12 Freddie Williams, Port Talbot, Wales, motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 13 Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist
  • Mar 13 RaulAlfonsín, Argentine pres (1983-89) (or 3/12/1927)
  • Mar 14 Francois d'Assise Morel, composer
  • Mar 14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • Mar 15 Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
  • Mar 15 Norm Van Brocklin, NFL QB/coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
  • Mar 15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)

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Mar 16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian and host of the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, born in Newark, New Jersey

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Mar 16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Mar 17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • Mar 18 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Mar 20 Ted Bessell, Flushing NY, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle)
  • Mar 21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • Mar 21 Virginia Weidler, actress (Babes on Broadway), born in Hollywood, California
  • Mar 22 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • Mar 22 Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • Mar 23 Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • Mar 25 Laszlo Papp, Hungary, Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • Mar 27 Louis Blom-Cooper QC/press arbiter
  • Mar 28 Francis Burt, composer
  • Mar 28 Polly Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • Mar 28 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
  • Mar 30 John Heddle Nash, singer
  • Mar 30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • Mar 30 Ray McAnally, Ireland, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)
  • Mar 30 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • Mar 31 Sydney Chaplin, son of Charlie/actor (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 13 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • Mar 3 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 5 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • Mar 7 Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies
  • Mar 16 Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog

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Mar 26 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Mar 26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74