On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1926

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Darius Milhaud's opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Koerppen, German organist, composer, and educator born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

1926 Highlights

About December 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius