On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer, dies at 56
1909 Highlights

About March 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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