On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1926

Historical Events

  • Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
  • Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes
  • Railway Labor Act became law in USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies
1926 Highlights

About May 20, 1926

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

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