On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1926

Historical Events

  • Canada restores gold standard

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Hahn, German automotive executive (Volkswagen Group), born in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
  • Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • François-Régis Bastide, French writer and broadcaster, born in Biarritz, France (d. 1996)
  • Hans Werner Henze, German composer, born in Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany) (d. 2012)
  • Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
1926 Highlights

About July 1, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer