On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1926

Historical Events

  • Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Marc Bohan, French fashion designer, born in Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92
1926 Highlights

About August 22, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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