On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris
  • Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
  • WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • William Larned, American tennis player (US Nationals 1901-02, 07-11), dies of a self inflicted gun shot wound at 53