On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1926

Historical Events

  • Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Rathmann, American auto racer (first Indy pole-sitter to complete no laps), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer, born in Berrocal, Spain (d. 2003)
  • Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • Pat Flaherty, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1956), born in Glendale, California (d. 2002)
  • Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
1926 Highlights

About January 6, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn