What Happened on August 7, 1926

Historical Events

Musical Finale

George S. Kaufman and Irving Berlin's musical "The Cocoanuts" starring the Marx Brothers closes at the Lyric Theatre, NYC, after 276 performances; later adapted as a film

Famous Birthdays

  • Amo Houghton, American politician (Rep-R-New York), born in Corning, New York
  • John Woodcock, English cricket journalist ('The Times' 1954-88; Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1981-86; President Cricket Writers' Club 1986-2004), born in Longparish, England (d. 2021)
  • Stan Freberg, American satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1926
1926 Highlights

About August 7, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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