On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Nobel prizeNobel Prize

George Bernard Shaw accepts the Nobel Prize for Literature but refuses the prize money, saying "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."

Playwright George Bernard Shaw
Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • Kim Besly, Peace activist (Greenham Common) (d. 1996)