On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1926

Historical Events

  • 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson victorious aboard 25/1 bet Jack Horner; first Australian jockey to win the race
  • ACD de Graeff appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • First lip-reading tournament held in America

Famous Deaths

Georges Vezina

Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

  • Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
1926 Highlights

About March 26, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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