On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish politician (Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party), born in Beechmount, Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Graham Hills, English physical scientist and principal (Strathclyde University, England), born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex (d. 2014)
  • Harris Wofford, American politician (Sen-D-Pennsylvania 1991-94), head of AmeriCorps, born in New York City (d. 2019)

Person of interestHugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Michael Ogden, British barrister (Ogden Tables), born in London (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer famous for his tapered head, dies at about 83