On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1926

Historical Events

  • Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

Famous Birthdays

  • (Eugene) "Brother Jack" McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Bill Black, American rock bassist, and bandleader who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Donald Acheson, Irish physician and Chief Medical Officer for England (1983-90), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • Reginald Marsh, British actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here), born in London, England (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), dies at 70
1926 Highlights

About September 17, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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