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
  • Jeri Southern [Genevieve Hering], American jazz singer ("You Better Go Now"; "Joey"), and pianist, born in Royal, Nebraska (d. 1991)
1926 Highlights

About August 5, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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