Historical Events in December 1926

Historic Event

Dec 3 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

  • Dec 3 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
  • Dec 4 CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators retain Championship with 10-7 win over U of Toronto Blues
  • Dec 7 Gas refrigerator patented
  • Dec 9 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • Dec 10 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

Historic Publication

Dec 10 2nd part of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf published

  • Dec 11 Leo O'Connor is unbeaten on 143 as Queensland wins their first Sheffield Shield match by 5 wickets vs NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Music Concert

Dec 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert premieres in Leningrad

  • Dec 14 Thomas Madsen-Mygdal head of the Liberal Party forms a government in Denmark
  • Dec 15 Fascist national symbol elevated in Italy

Music Premiere

Dec 16 Darius Milhaud's opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Contract of Interest

Dec 16 MLB owners renew contract with Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for a second 7-years term

  • Dec 16 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful
  • Dec 17 German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army
  • Dec 17 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras
  • Dec 19 National Football League Championship: Frankford Yellow Jackets (14-1-2) win first past the post title

Historic Event

Dec 20 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy

  • Dec 20 Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC

Sports History

Dec 20 St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling

  • Dec 21 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • Dec 23 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

Historic Event

Dec 25 Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan assumes the throne upon his father, Emperor Yoshihito's, death

  • Dec 27 Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square
  • Dec 27 Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I
  • Dec 28 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
  • Dec 28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
  • Dec 28 Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
  • Dec 28 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
  • Dec 29 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
  • Dec 29 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
  • Dec 30 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)
  • Dec 30 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC