On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1930

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Solomon, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust), born in Port Mourant, Guyana

Famous Deaths

  • Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera), dies after long illness at 47
1930 Highlights

About August 26, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo