On This Day

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], 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 Hines], American comedian (Soupy Sales Show), born in Franklinton, North Carolina (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81