On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1926

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)

Person of interestJerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Famous Deaths

  • Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
1926 Highlights

About March 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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