On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1911

Historical Events

  • Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
  • US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson

Famous Birthdays

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)

  • Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
1911 Highlights

About June 26, 1911

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer