On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1926

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Klug, Biochemist (Nobel prize for Chemistry 1982), born in Lithuanian (d. 2018)
  • Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • Johnny Van Derrick, British jazz violinist (Pink Panther Theme), born in Ealing, England (d. 1995)
1926 Highlights

About August 11, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo