On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1926

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
George Bernard Shaw
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

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)
1926 Highlights

About November 18, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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