On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1926

Historical Events

  • Ignacy MoĊ›cicki becomes President of Poland (holds office till 1939)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Thompson, American jazz be-bop drummer (Erroll Garner; Hampton Hawes), born in New York City
  • Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), born in Monticello, Missouri (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

Person of interestFred Spofforth

Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth

1926 Highlights

About June 4, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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