On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1926

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double

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 and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo