What Happened on September 25, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • International slavery convention signed by 20 states

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Jack Hyles, Baptist pastor (d. 2001)
  • John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Outlaw Bonnie Parker (15) weds Roy Thornton

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)