On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1926

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan 4-6, 6-4, 9-7 for her 8th and final US singles title

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (symbolic anthropology), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), dies of a relapse of pleuritis in NY at 31

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino

1926 Highlights

About August 23, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo