On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1926

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude (Buddy) Young, American NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • Hosea Williams, American activist, born in Attapulgus, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singaporean opposition leader and former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party, born in Jaffna, British Ceylon (d. 2008)
  • Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet, born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
1926 Highlights

About January 5, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn