On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1926

Historical Events

  • French & German trade agreement signed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harry Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini

Famous Birthdays

  • Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
1926 Highlights

About August 5, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo