On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1926

Historical Events

Historic Event

Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Lear [Shulman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jani Christou, Greek composer, born in Heliopolis, Egypt (d. 1970)
  • Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer, born in Raghurajpur, India (d. 2004)
  • Soupy Sales [Milton Supman], American comedian, television, and radio personality, born in Franklinton, North Carolina (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
1926 Highlights

About January 8, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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