What Happened on March 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Famous Deaths

  • Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog