On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1926

Historical Events

  • Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
  • Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

Famous Birthdays

  • Hansheinz Schneeberger, Swiss violinist (Duo Paganini), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2019)
1926 Highlights

About October 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra