What Happened on May 9, 1926

Historical Events

Historic Event

1st flight over the North Pole claimed by Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett. Later discovery of Byrd's diary suggests they may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole due to an oil leak.

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
  • Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)

Famous Deaths

  • J. M. Dent, British publisher, dies at 77
1926 Highlights

About May 9, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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