On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
  • Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
  • Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Slote, American children's books author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation, born in Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor (Araki Mataemon, Yaj├«kita: zenpen), Japanese actor, dies at 50