On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1926

Famous Birthdays

  • Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (Red Shoes), born in Dunfermline Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

  • Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen
1926 Highlights

About January 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn