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

Film & TV History

Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1926 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • George Hurst, British conductor (BBC Northern Orchestra. 1958-68; Bournemouth Sinfonietta. 1968-74), and educator, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
Born in 1926

Famous Deaths

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

About May 20, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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