On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1926

Historical Events

  • Battles between Druze & French in Damascus
  • Failed assassination on General Primo de Rivera in Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

  • Burton Stein, American historian, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, dies at 62
1926 Highlights

About August 1, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo