What Happened in 1926

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
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)

1926 in Music

1926 in Sport

Did You Know?

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

On October 14, 1926

Would You Believe?

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

On August 5, 1926

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 American songwriter Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress and writer Ellin Mackay (23) in a simple civil ceremony
  • Jan 17 Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen
  • Mar 13 American folk and singer Maybelle Addington (17) weds music manager Ezra Carter (27)

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