On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 77