On This Day

What Happened in 1926

Important Events in 1926

  • Oct 19 Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

More Historical Events

1926 in Film & TV

  • Jan 26 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London
  • Aug 6 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released by Warner Bros, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects
  • Aug 18 Weather map televised for 1st time
  • Oct 9 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms

1926 in Music

1926 in Sport

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

A. A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

On October 14, 1926

World Leaders in 1926

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Harry Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping

On August 5, 1926

Famous Weddings in 1926

More Weddings & Divorces