What Happened on January 8, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jani Christou, composer
  • Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81