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
  • The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

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

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

About March 26, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries