On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1926

Historical Events

  • Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa

Famous Birthdays

  • Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

Famous Weddings

Fulgencio Batista

Cuban president Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

1926 Highlights

About July 10, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer