What Happened on January 26, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

Famous Birthdays

  • Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), born in Valencia de Alcántara, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Sir Charles Henderson Tidbury, British brewing executive, former chairman (Whitbread & Company), born in Camberley, Surrey (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • John Flannagan, Catholic priest, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University, dies at 66