What Happened on March 16, 1926

Historical Events

1st Liquid-Fueled Rocket

Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)

Jerry Lewis (1926-2017)

American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey


Born in 1926

Famous Deaths

  • Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
1926 Highlights

About March 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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