On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1926

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander in China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Coup under General Sinel de Cordes in Portugal

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist (Nobel 1975), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mathilde Krim, American medical researcher and founding chairman of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), born in Como, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
1926 Highlights

About July 9, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer