On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1921

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBen Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2014)

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee
  • David Begelman, film producer
  • Naomi Parker Fraley, American who inspired "Rosie the Riveter" poster, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

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

About August 26, 1921

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo