On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1926

Historical Events

Music Premiere

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

Sports History

Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner

  • 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)
  • Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

1926 Highlights

About December 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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