On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1926

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
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? 94 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer