What Happened on September 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Black, band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
  • Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)

Famous Deaths

  • August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70