On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1926

Historical Events

  • Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc
  • National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2005)
  • Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Philip Randle, British biochemist (Randle cycle), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 2006)
1926 Highlights

About July 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer