What Happened in 1926

Important Events

  • Jan 8 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • May 3 Britain's Trade Union Congress calls for the country's first ever general strike, begins at 1 minute to midnight in support striking coal miners, lasts 9 days
  • 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, 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

  • Feb 16 Suzanne Lenglen defeats US champion Helen Wills in influential tennis match in Cannes, France

Did You Know?

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

On October 14, 1926


World Leaders in 1926

Would You Believe?

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

On August 5, 1926

Famous Weddings

More Weddings & Divorces