What Happened on October 19, 1926

Historical Events

  • John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

Event of Interest

Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers

Famous Birthdays

  • Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian pop singer-songwriter (Eurovision, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1974), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2009)
  • Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
Born in 1926

Famous Weddings

Howard Florey

Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Victor BabeĊŸ, Romanian physician and bacteriologist, dies at 72

About October 19, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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