What Happened on August 26, 1921

Famous Birthdays

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee (1921-2014)

American editor, journalist and newspaper executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • David Begelman, American film producer who embezzled Columbia Pictures, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Naomi Parker Fraley, American who inspired "Rosie the Riveter" poster, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Thoma, German writer, dies at 54
  • Matthias Erzberger, German Minister of Finance, murdered at 45
1921 Highlights

About August 26, 1921

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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