On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • US Army Air Corps created; Distinguished Flying Cross authorized, to award "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight"
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his second Wimbledon singles title 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 over American Howard Kinsey

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), born in Pittsburg, Kansas (d. 1994)
  • Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Emile CouĂ©, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies