What Happened on August 23, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino