On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1926

Historical Events

  • Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful
  • German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army
  • KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • Patrice Wymore, American actress (The Big Tree), born in Miltonvale, Kansas (d. 2014)
  • Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Kastalsky, Russian composer, dies at 70
1926 Highlights

About December 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius