On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1926

Famous Birthdays

  • Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
  • 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

Famous Weddings

  • Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen
1926 Highlights

About January 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn