December 1926 in History

Events in History

  • 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 5 Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts
  • Dec 7 Gas refrigerator patented

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 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • Dec 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • 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 23 Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
  • Dec 24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • Dec 26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Dec 26 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino

Deaths in History

  • Dec 4 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 25 Yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47