What Happened on September 26, 1901

Historical Events

  • Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Cook, American actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1961)
  • George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Ted Weems [Wemyes], American jazz trombonist, violin player and big band leader (Somebody Stole My Girl; Heartache), born in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
Born in 1901

About September 26, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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