On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1926

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, born in Zurndorf, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 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
1926 Highlights

About January 26, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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