On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1926

Historical Events

  • Montreal Maroons' Clint Benedict becomes first NHL goalie to record 3 straight playoff shutouts, in a 3-0 win against the visiting Victoria Cougars in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Championship series

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAnne McCaffrey

Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Charles Bressler, American tenor
  • Denis Lalanne, French sports journalist ('Le grand combat du XV de France'; 'Rugbymania: French flair attitude'), born in Pau, France (d. 2019)
  • Lyndon Brook, British actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky), born in York, England (d. 2004)
1926 Highlights

About April 1, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries