What Happened in 1926 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 324

  • Sep 8 League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany
  • Sep 9 National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America
  • Sep 9 Train disaster at Wassenaar, Netherlands, 4 die
  • Sep 10 Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
  • Sep 10 Germany joins League of Nations
  • Sep 11 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • Sep 11 Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
  • Sep 11 Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
  • Sep 11 Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
  • Sep 14 Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Failed attempt on Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 16 -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
  • Sep 16 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • Sep 16 Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • Sep 17 Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
  • Sep 18 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
  • Sep 18 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)
  • Sep 19 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
  • Sep 19 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 20 Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails

Gangster Bugs Moran
Bugs Moran
Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Sep 22 Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 24 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Sep 25 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
  • Sep 25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • Sep 25 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 25 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Sep 26 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London
  • Sep 26 Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
  • Sep 28 Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
  • Sep 30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
  • Oct 1 An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.
  • Oct 2 Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Oct 3 1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna
  • Oct 3 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
  • Oct 4 Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 6 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 7 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
  • Oct 7 Italian Great Fascist Council forms
  • Oct 9 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
  • Oct 9 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • Oct 10 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 A. A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

Author A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 15 Austria government of Seipel, forms
  • Oct 15 Philip Barry's "White Wings!" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
  • Oct 16 Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Oct 19 John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Oct 20 Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Oct 24 Harry Houdini's last performance, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 25 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers
  • Oct 26 Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
  • Nov 1 US Air Commerce Act passes
  • Nov 3 15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Nov 8 George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 10 Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Nov 11 U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • Nov 12 The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers
  • Nov 13 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • Nov 15 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • Nov 16 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • Nov 17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • Nov 18 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
  • Nov 19 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
  • Nov 19 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • Nov 23 Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie
  • Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen
  • Nov 27 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • Nov 27 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
  • Nov 29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
  • Nov 29 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC
  • 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
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 leagalizes 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 674

  • Apr 7 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • Apr 8 Henry N. Cobb, American architect
  • Apr 8 Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
  • Apr 9 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • Apr 9 Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 9 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Apr 9 Lord Fitt, MP (Belfast Ireland)
  • Apr 9 Michael Ogden, British barrister (Ogden Tables), born in London (d. 2003)
  • Apr 10 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Apr 10 Jacques Casterede, composer
  • Apr 10 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association)
  • Apr 11 Gervase de Peyer, clarinetist
  • Apr 11 Robert Hall Lewis, composer
  • Apr 11 Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer
  • Apr 13 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
  • Apr 14 Jan Carl Christian Maegaard, composer
  • Apr 14 Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Apr 16 Barbara Tizzard, British educator
  • Apr 17 Arthur Hockaday, director-Gen (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
  • Apr 17 G M Hughes, professor/zoologist
  • Apr 17 Michael Vernon, CEO (RNLI)
  • Apr 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • Apr 18 Doug Insole, cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests)
  • Apr 18 Gunter Meisner, Germany, actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
  • Apr 20 Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 21 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Apr 21 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 22 Charlotte Rae, actress (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 22 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • Apr 23 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 23 Richard Laws, Master (St Edmunds College Cambridge)
  • Apr 24 Glen Hobbie, Witt, IL, MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 24 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Paul Walter Furst, composer
  • Apr 25 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • Apr 26 David Coleman, sports commentator
  • Apr 26 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
  • Apr 26 Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
  • Apr 26 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
  • Apr 26 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 28 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • Apr 28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer
  • Apr 29 Carie Meek, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 30 Cloris Leachman, actress (Last Picture Show, Phyllis), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 30 Corinne Calvet, France, actress (Apache Uprising)
  • Apr 30 Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day)
  • May 1 Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
  • May 2 Gérard D. Lévesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
  • May 4 Gerlind Reinshagen, German writer, born in Konigsberg
  • May 4 Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)
  • May 5 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • May 6 John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen
  • May 6 Marguerite Piazza, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • May 6 [Martin] Ross Hunter, actor (Ever Since Paris), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Val Bisoglio, actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • May 8 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York
  • May 8 Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • May 8 Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)
  • May 9 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • May 9 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • May 9 Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
  • May 9 Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
  • May 10 Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
  • May 10 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • May 11 Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
  • May 11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 12 Earl Hutto, Panama City Fla, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
  • May 12 Mervyn M Dymally, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • May 13 Beatrice Arthur [Frankel], American actress (Maude, Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Wallace Breem, British author
  • May 13 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, born in Crump, Tennessee (d. 1968)
  • May 14 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • May 14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • May 15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • May 15 Clermont Pepin, composer
  • May 15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • May 16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • May 17 Cicely Berry, voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • May 17 David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
  • May 17 David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamverlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • May 17 Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
  • May 17 Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)
  • May 18 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • May 19 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • May 19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • May 19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • May 20 David Hedison, Providence RI, actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
  • May 20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • May 20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • May 20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • May 21 Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
  • May 21 Joseph Horovitz, composer
  • May 21 Rick Jason, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
  • May 24 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • May 24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • May 25 Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)

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Famous Deaths

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