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)
  • Jan de Quay, Dutch politician (KVP party, Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1959-63), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Jimmy Rushing, American jump blues singer, known as "Mr. Five By Five" (Count Basie Orchestra, 1935-48), and pianist, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Maxwell D. Taylor, American general (commander of WWII 101 Airborne Division) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1962-64), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
Born in 1901
1901 Highlights

About August 26, 1901

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 122 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo