On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1931

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" by George and Ira Gershwin premieres on Broadway, New York City

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Eden Binkley, American lutenist and early music scholar, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings

Reinhard Heydrich

SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich marries Lina von Osten

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich

Famous Deaths

  • Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator (created Dewey Decimal System for libraries), dies at 80
1931 Highlights

About December 26, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn