What Happened in September 1926

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • Sep 1 Turkey allows civil marriage
  • Sep 2 Italy signs treaty with Yemen
  • Sep 8 League of Nations Assembly votex unanimously to admit Germany
  • Sep 9 National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America
  • Sep 9 Train disaster at Wassenaar, Netherlands, 4 die
  • Sep 10 Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
  • Sep 10 Germany joins League of Nations
  • Sep 11 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • Sep 11 Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
  • Sep 11 Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
  • Sep 11 Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
  • Sep 14 Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens
  • Sep 16 -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
  • Sep 16 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • Sep 16 Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • Sep 17 Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
  • Sep 18 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
  • Sep 18 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)
  • Sep 19 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
  • Sep 19 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 20 Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails

Gangster Bugs Moran
Bugs Moran
Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Sep 22 Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 24 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Sep 25 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
  • Sep 25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • Sep 25 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 25 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Sep 26 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London
  • Sep 26 Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
  • Sep 28 Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
  • Sep 30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh
  • Sep 3 Alison Lurie, American novelist (War Between the Tates)
  • Sep 3 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 3 Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
  • Sep 3 Irene Papas, Corinth Greece, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun)
  • Sep 3 Joe Kolter, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • Sep 3 John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 4 Robert J Lagomarsino, (Rep-R-CA, 1974- )
  • Sep 4 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Sep 6 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • Sep 6 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Sep 7 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer (d. 1983)
  • Sep 7 Donald Irwin, Rosario, Argentina, American politician, (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 7 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • Sep 7 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • Sep 9 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 9 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
  • Sep 10 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • Sep 11 Alfred Slote, author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station)
  • Sep 11 Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation
  • Sep 11 Lee Richardson, actor (Sweet Lorraine, Fly 2, Tiger Warsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Eddie Miksis, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Sep 13 Emile Francis, NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers)
  • Sep 14 Hovhannes Gorgeni Ter-T'at'evosyan, composer
  • Sep 14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Sep 14 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • Sep 15 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician
  • Sep 15 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • Sep 15 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes)
  • Sep 16 Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
  • Sep 16 Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
  • Sep 17 Bill Black, band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Sep 17 Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
  • Sep 17 Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
  • Sep 17 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Sep 18 Bud Greenspan, documentary maker (Olympic Games)
  • Sep 18 Bob Toski, American golfer
  • Sep 19 Arthur Wills, composer
  • Sep 19 Edwin "Duke" Snider, Bkln Dodger centerfielder (406 HRs)
  • Sep 19 Lurieen Wallace, (Gov-D-Ala, 1966-68)
  • Sep 19 Pierre Janssen, art museum director
  • Sep 19 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio
  • Sep 21 Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)
  • Sep 21 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 William O Smith, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Sep 25 Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret)
  • Sep 25 John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
  • Sep 25 Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Sep 25 Jack Hyles, Baptist pastor (d. 2001)
  • Sep 26 Buland Al Haidary, poet
  • Sep 26 Giuseppi Chiari, composer
  • Sep 26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • Sep 26 Julie London, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Sep 26 Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European Philologist
  • Sep 28 Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
  • Sep 29 Phyllis Taylor, educationist
  • Sep 30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born Copenhagen
  • Sep 30 Robin Roberts, pitcher (Phillies, Won 28 in 1952)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Outlaw Bonnie Parker (15) weds Roy Thornton

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 29 Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer weds film producer Irving Thalberg

Actress Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • Sep 9 Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
  • Sep 11 Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor, dies at 50
  • Sep 14 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • Sep 16 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • Sep 17 August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), dies at 70
  • Sep 21 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)