On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1926

Historical Events

  • -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
  • Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway" premieres in NYC
  • St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist, composer (Na shledanou v Praze (Good-bye in Prague); Moonscape), conductor, and educator (University of Sydney, 1960-91), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2011)
  • John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Robert Schuller, American Christian televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power), born in Alton, Iowa (d. 2015)
  • Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
1926 Highlights

About September 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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