On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1909

Historical Events

  • Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucester
  • Middlesex beat Gloucester (Bristol) at cricket by an innings & 31 runs in a single day

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), born in King William's Town, South Africa (d. 1976)
  • Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Gene Moore, American MLB player, born in Lancaster, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
1909 Highlights

About August 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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