What Happened on March 26, 1909

Historical Events

  • 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement wins aboard French 100/9 hope Lutteur III
  • August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm
  • In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
1909 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Christiaan) "Chris" Reumer, Dutch operatic tenor, born in Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Abe Bolar, American double bass player (Oklahoma City Blue Devils; Hot Lips Page; Count Basie), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2000)
  • Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
Born in 1909

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer, dies at 56

About March 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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