On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
  • Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
1901 Highlights

About August 26, 1901

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo