What Happened on April 3, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C
  • Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Second flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Grammas, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Virgil Grissom, U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), born in Mitchell, Indiana (d. 1967)