1926 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 238 of 238

  • Nov 19 British miners' strike ends after 28 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • Nov 23 Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 24 Sri Aurobindo retires to lead life of seclusion, hands responsibility for followers to Mirra Alfassa (founding of Sri Aurobindo ashram)
  • Nov 27 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie
  • Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen
  • Nov 27 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • Nov 27 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
  • Nov 29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
  • Nov 29 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 3 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Dec 7 Gas refrigerator patented

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 14 Danish Madsen government forms
  • Dec 15 Facist national symbol elevated in Italy
  • Dec 16 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
  • 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 17 Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful
  • Dec 20 Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring
  • Dec 20 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
  • Dec 20 Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 23 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • 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 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 303

  • Jul 21 Norman Jewison, director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All)
  • Jul 21 Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general
  • Jul 22 Peter Michael Grayson, British showman, born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • Jul 23 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • Jul 26 Ana María Matute, Spanish author (Fiesta al noroeste), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Jul 27 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • Jul 29 Russel Firestone, polo great (Circle F-1959 champs)
  • Jul 29 Don Carter, professional bowler, six-time bowler of the year, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Jul 30 Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money) (d. 1991)
  • Jul 31 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 1 Burton Stein, American historian, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Aug 2 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Christa Reinig, writer
  • Aug 6 J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
  • Aug 7 Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Aug 10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 11 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
  • Aug 11 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • Aug 11 Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • Aug 11 J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • Aug 12 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)

Person of interestFidel Castro

Aug 13 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in Birán, Holguin Province (d. 2016)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Aug 14 Alice Adams, US author
  • Aug 15 Lewis T Preston, American banker (President of the World Bank 1991-95), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 15 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), born in Patras, Greece (d. 2016)

Person of interestJiang Zemin

Aug 17 Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002) and President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003), born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • Aug 19 Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • Aug 22 Marc Bohan, French fashion designer, born in Paris
  • Aug 23 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (symbolic anthropology), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)
  • Aug 24 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Aug 27 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2002)
  • Aug 31 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • Aug 31 Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)
  • Sep 1 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh
  • Sep 3 Alison Lurie, American novelist (Pulitzer Prize - Foreign Affairs), born in Chicago
  • Sep 3 Joseph P. Kolter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in McDonald, Ohio
  • Sep 3 John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 4 Robert J. Lagomarsino, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Ventura, California
  • Sep 6 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Sep 7 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)

Person of interestEd Warren

Sep 7 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • Sep 9 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • Sep 9 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
  • Sep 10 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • Sep 11 Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sep 14 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • Sep 15 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician
  • Sep 15 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes)
  • Sep 16 Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
  • Sep 17 Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
  • Sep 19 Lurleen Wallace, American politician (46th Governor of Alabama), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1968)
  • Sep 19 Pierre Janssen, Dutch art museum director, born in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Sep 21 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sep 25 Jack Hyles, Independent Baptist pastor (First Baptist Church of Hammond 1959-2001), born in Italy, Ellis County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Sep 26 Buland al-Haidary, Iraqi poet (Passages to Exile) (d. 1996)
  • Sep 26 Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European philologist (Indo-Iranian languages), born in Linz, Austria (d. 2011)
  • Sep 29 Phyllis Taylor, educationist
  • Oct 2 Jan Morris, Welsh historian and travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys), born in Clevedon, Somerset, England
  • Oct 5 Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer (First ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest), born in Arcata, California (d. 1979)
  • Oct 8 Raaj Kumar, Hindi film star (Mother India), born in Loralai, Balochistan, British India (d. 1996)
  • Oct 11 Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, born in Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Vietnam
  • Oct 15 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • Oct 17 Karl Gordon Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 18 Thomas Millar, historian
  • Oct 19 Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Oct 22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • Oct 25 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter, born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2007)
  • Oct 26 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 27 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff (Watergate figure), born in Los Angeles (d. 1993)
  • Oct 31 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)
  • Nov 3 Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Nov 5 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper)
  • Nov 5 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Nov 6 Brian Abel-Smith, British economist and expert adviser, born in Kensington Court Gardens, London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Nov 12 Jack Ryan, American inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels, Chatty Cathy)
  • Nov 13 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • Nov 18 Kim Besly, Peace activist (Greenham Common) (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Nov 20 Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate
  • Nov 23 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
  • Nov 23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • Nov 24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • Nov 24 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Nov 25 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)
  • Nov 25 Poul [William] Anderson, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)
  • Nov 26 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner
  • Nov 27 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author

Person of interestBeji Caid Essebsi

Nov 29 Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-present), born in Sidi Bou Said

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi

Person of interestJoachim Fest

Dec 8 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2006)

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • Dec 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • Dec 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • Dec 19 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  • Dec 19 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • Dec 20 David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Dec 20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
  • Dec 20 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History