On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1926

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestChuck Berry

Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll Over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), born in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (d. 1991)
  • Thomas Millar, Australian historian and political scientist, born in Kalamunda, Western Australia (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh

1926 Highlights

About October 18, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra