On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1926

Historical Events

Historic Event

Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy

  • Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC

Sports History

St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling


Famous Birthdays

  • David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)
  • Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician (Free Democratic Party), born in Aachen, Germany
1926 Highlights

About December 20, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 95 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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