On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1926

Historical Events

World Record

Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

Runner nicknamed the Flying Finn Paavo Nurmi
Runner nicknamed the Flying Finn
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
1926 Highlights

About July 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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