What Happened on August 5, 1926

Historical Events

  • French & German trade agreement signed

Film & TV History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Betsy Jolas, French-American composer, born in Paris, France
  • Jeri Southern [Genevieve Hering], American jazz singer ("You Better Go Now"; "Joey"), and pianist, born in Royal, Nebraska (d. 1991)
Born in 1926

About August 5, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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