What Happened on August 23, 1926

Historical Events

US 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Rudolph ValentinoRudolph Valentino (1895-1926)

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

1926 Highlights

About August 23, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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