What Happened on December 16, 1926

Historical Events

Le Pauvre Matelot

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

Contract of Interest

MLB owners renew contract with Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for a second 7-years term

  • WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
1926 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Koerppen, German organist, composer, and educator (Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater, 1948-91), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2022)
  • James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) (d. 2006)
Born in 1926

Famous Deaths

William Larned (1872-1926)

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

About December 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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