On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1917

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

J. Edgar Hoover gets job in US Department of Justice

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Atalanta; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1998)
  • Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Henley-on-Thames, England (d. 1995)
1917 Highlights

About July 26, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo