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Gregorian calendar 1926

Ab urbe condita 2679
Armenian calendar 1375
Bahá'í calendar 82 – 83
Buddhist calendar 2470
Coptic calendar 1642 – 1643
Ethiopian calendar 1918 – 1919
Hebrew calendar 5686 5687
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1981 – 1982
 - Shaka Samvat 1848 – 1849
 - Kali Yuga 5027 – 5028
Holocene calendar 11926
Iranian calendar 1304 – 1305
Islamic calendar 1344 – 1345
Japanese calendar Taishō


(大正 15 年)

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(昭和 元年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2586
Julian calendar 1971
Korean calendar 4259
Thai solar calendar 2469
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Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.



  • January 1
    • Flooding in the Rhine River strikes Cologne.
    • Ireland's first regular radio service, 2RN (later Radio Éireann), begins broadcasting.
    • Turkey switches to the Gregorian calendar after reforms set by Kemal Atatürk.
  • January 3Theodoros Pangalos declares himself dictator in Greece.
  • January 8Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud is crowned King of Hejaz.
  • January 12Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll premiere their radio program Sam 'n' Henry, in which the two white performers portrayed two black characters from Harlem looking to strike it rich in the big city. It is a precursor to Gosden and Correll's more popular later program, Amos 'n' Andy.
  • January 16 – A BBC radio play about a worker's revolution causes a panic in London.
  • January 21 – The Belgian Parliament accepts the Locarno treaties.
  • January 26John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical television system.
  • January 29Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown opens at the Greenwich Theatre.
  • January 31 – British and Belgian troops leave Cologne.



March 16: Goddard with rocket in 1926.


  • April 4Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected president.
  • April 7 – An assassination attempt against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini fails.
  • April 12 – By a vote of 45–41, the United States Senate unseats Iowa Senator Smith W. Brookhart and seats Daniel F. Steck, after Brookhart had already served for over one year.
  • April 16 – A train crash in San José, Costa Rica kills 178 people.
  • April 24Treaty of Berlin: Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
  • April 25 – Reza Khan is crowned Shah of Iran under the name "Pahlevi".
  • April 30 – African-American pilot Bessie Coleman is killed after falling 500 feet (150 m) from an airplane.


  • May 3 – the coal miners are locked-out in Britain.
  • May 4The British General Strike begins at Midnight in support of the coal strike.
  • May 9
    • Martial law is declared in Britain because of the general strike.
    • The French navy bombards Damascus because of the Druze riots.
    • Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of his diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).
  • May 10
    • Talks between the government and strikers begin in the U.K.
    • Planes piloted by Major Harold Geiger and Horace Meek Hickam, students at the Air Corps Tactical School, collide in mid-air at Langley Field, Virginia. Hickam parachutes to safety.
  • May 12
    • Roald Amundsen flies over the North Pole.
    • UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a general strike by trade unions ends (the strike began on May 3).
  • May 12May 14May Coup: Józef Piłsudski takes over in Poland.
  • May 18 – Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach.
  • May 20 – The United States Congress passes the Air Commerce Act, licensing pilots and planes.
  • May 23 – The first Lebanese constitution is established.
  • May 26 – The Rifkabyl rebels surrender in Morocco.
  • May 28 – The 1926 coup d'état commanded by Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal installs the Ditadura Nacional (National Dictatorship), followed by António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo.


  • June 4Ignacy Moscicki becomes president of Poland.
  • June 19DeFord Bailey is the first African-American to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
  • June 29Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.


  • July 1 – The Kuomingtang begins a military unification campaign in northern China.
  • July 3 – A Caudron C-61 aircraft operated by Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne crashes in Czechoslovakia.
  • July 9 – General Antonio Carmona takes power in a military coup in Portugal.
  • July 12 – A lightning strike destroys an ammunition depot in Dover, New Jersey.
  • July 15BEST buses make their début in Bombay.
  • July 23Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
  • July 26 – The National Bar Association incorporates in the United States.


  • August 6
    • Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel from France to England.
    • In New York, the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
  • August 18
    • The British miners' union begins negotiations with the government
    • A weather map is televised for the first time, sent from NAA Arlington to the Weather Bureau Office in Washington, D.C.
  • August 22 – In Greece, Georgios Kondylis ousts Theodoros Pangalos.
  • August 23 – The sudden death of popular Hollywood actor and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino at the age of only 31 years old causes mass grief and hysteria around the world.
  • August 25Pavlos Kountouriotis announces that dictatorship is finished in Greece and becomes the president.


  • September 1Lebanon under the French Mandate gets its first constitution, thereby becoming a republic. Charles Debbas is elected president.
  • September 8Weimar Republic joins the League of Nations.
  • September 11
    • Spain leaves the League of Nations.
    • Aloha Tower is officially dedicated at Honolulu Harbor in the Territory of Hawai'i.
  • September 14Locarno Treaties of 1925 are ratified in Geneva and come into effect.
  • September 16 – Philip Dunning and George Abbott's play Broadway premieres in New York City.
  • September 18Great Miami Hurricane: A strong hurricane devastates Miami, Florida, leaving over 100 dead and causing several hundred million dollars in damage (equal to nearly $100 billion dollars today).
  • September 20 – Twelve blue cars full of gangsters open fire at the Hawthorne Inn, Al Capone's Chicago headquarters. Only one of Capone's men is wounded.
  • September 23Gene Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey and becomes heavyweight champion of the world.
  • September 25
    • The League of Nations Slavery Convention abolishes all types of slavery.
    • William Lyon Mackenzie King returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.


  • October 2Józef Piłsudski becomes prime minister of Poland.
  • October 12 – British miners agree to end their strike.
  • October 14Alan Alexander Milne's book Winnie-the-Pooh is released.
  • October 19 – The 1926 Imperial Conference opens in London, the United Kingdom.
  • October 20 – A hurricane kills 650 in Cuba.
  • October 23
    • A decree in Italy bans women from holding public office.
    • Leon Trotsky and Lev Kamenev are removed from the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
    • The Fazal Mosque (one of the first in London) is completed.
  • October 31 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.


  • November 10 – In San Francisco, California, a necrophiliac serial killer named Earle Nelson (dubbed "Gorilla Man") kills and then rapes his 9th victim, a boardinghouse landlady named Mrs. William Edmonds.
  • November 11U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • November 15
    • The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations (formed by Westinghouse, General Electric and RCA).
    • The Balfour Declaration is approved by the 1926 Imperial Conference, making the Commonwealth dominions equal and independent.
  • November 24
    • The village of Rocquebillier in the French Riviera is almost destroyed in a massive hailstorm.
    • Sri Aurobindo retires, leaving The Mother to run the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India.
  • November 25 – The death penalty is re-established in Italy.
  • November 26 – All Italian Communist deputies are arrested.
  • November 27


  • December 2 – British prime minister Stanley Baldwin ends the martial law that had been declared due to general strike.
  • December 3Agatha Christie disappears from her home in Surrey; on December 14 she is found at the Harrogate Hotel.
  • December 17 – A democratically elected government is overthrown during the 1926 Lithuanian coup d'état; Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania.
  • December 18Turkey converts to the Gregorian calendar, making 'tomorrow' January 1 1927
  • December 26 – In Japanese History, the Shōwa era begins from this day due to the demise of Emperor Taishō on the day before.

Date unknown[]

  • Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust) is first synthesized.
  • Widows' pensions are introduced in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and makes rodeo's first high-cut rodeo chaps at Stirling, Alberta Canada.
  • The short-lived Western Australian Secession League is founded.
  • The International African Institute is founded in London.
  • Raymond Pearl publishes his landmark book, Alcohol and Longevity.
  • American microbiologist Selman Waksman publishes Enzymes.
  • The Pike School of Andover, Massachusetts is founded.
  • U.S. Marines intervene in Nicaragua to bolster the conservative government.
  • Industrial output surpasses the level of 1913 in the USSR.



  • January 2Harold Bradley, American session guitarist on country music records
  • January 3George Martin, English producer of The Beatles
  • January 5William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet (d. 2009)
  • January 6
    • Kim Daejung, President of South Korea, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2009)
    • Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • January 8
    • Evelyn Lear, American soprano (d. 2012)
    • Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
    • Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
    • Chester Feldman, American television game show producer (d. 1997)
  • January 11Lev Demin, cosmonaut (d. 1998)
  • January 12Ray Price, American singer
  • January 14
    • Maria Schell, Austrian actress (d. 2005)
    • Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (d. 1991)
  • January 17Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and dancer (d. 2006)
  • January 19Fritz Weaver, American actor
  • January 20
    • Patricia Neal, American actress (The Day The Earth Stood Still) (d. 2010)
    • David Tudor, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
  • January 21Steve Reeves, American actor (d. 2000)
  • January 26Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer (d. 1980)
  • January 27
    • Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
    • Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • January 29Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
  • February 2Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of France
  • February 4Dave Sands, Australian boxer (d. 1952)
  • February 6Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
  • February 7Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2009)
  • February 8Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • February 10Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer and football manager (d. 1993)
  • February 11
    • Paul Bocuse, French chef
    • Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera
    • Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
  • February 14Al Brodax, American film and television producer
  • February 16
  • February 17John Meyendorff, Orthodox scholar, protopresbiter, and teacher (d. 1992)
  • February 20
    • Whitney Blake, American actress (d. 2002)
    • Richard Matheson, American author
    • Bob Richards, American track and field athlete
  • February 22Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • February 27David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • February 28Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian author (d. 2011)


  • March 1Pete Rozelle, American commissioner of the National Football League (d. 1996)
  • March 2Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • March 3James Merrill, American poet (d. 1995)
  • March 4
    • Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway
    • James J. Eagan, former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
    • Fran Warren, American popular singer
  • March 6
    • Alan Greenspan, American economist and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
    • Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director
  • March 8Sultan Salahuddin of Malaysia (d. 2001)
  • March 11Derek Benfield, English playwright and actor (d. 2009)
  • March 13Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
  • March 15Norm Van Brocklin, American football player (d. 1983)
  • March 16
    • Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
    • Jerry Lewis, American comedian and humanitarian (Muscular Dystrophy Telethon)
  • March 17
    • Jaynne Bittner, American female baseball player
    • Siegfried Lenz, German writer
  • March 18Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)
  • March 24Dario Fo, Italian author, Nobel Prize laureate
  • March 26László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
  • March 26Ventsislav Yankov, Bulgarian pianist
  • March 30
    • Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman
    • Peter Marshall, American game-show host (Hollywood Squares)
  • March 31John Fowles, English writer (d. 2005)
  • April 1
    • Charles Bressler, American tenor
    • Anne McCaffrey, American author (d. 2011)
  • April 2Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver
  • April 3Gus Grissom, American astronaut (d. 1967)
  • April 6
    • Sergio Franchi, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1990)
    • Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000)
    • Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician
  • April 9Hugh Hefner, American magazine editor (Playboy)
  • April 12Khozh-Akhmed Bersanov, Chechen ethnographer
  • April 14
    • Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, producer, director, teacher (d. 1996)
    • George Robledo, Chilean soccer player (d. 1989)
  • April 17Gerry McNeil, Canadian hockey player (d. 2004)
  • April 19Rawya Ateya, Egyptian politician and first female parliamentarian in the Arab world (d. 1997)
  • April 21
  • April 22
    • James Stirling, Scottish architect (d. 1992)
    • Charlotte Rae, American actress and singer (The Facts of Life)
  • April 24Thorbjörn Fälldin, Prime Minister of Sweden
  • April 25Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • April 26
    • David Coleman, British TV sports broadcaster
    • Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
  • April 28Harper Lee, American author
  • April 29Paul Baran, American internet pioneer (d. 2011)
  • April 30
    • Edmund Cooper, British author & poet (d. 1982)
    • Cloris Leachman, American actress


  • May 5
    • Ann B. Davis, American actress (The Brady Bunch)
    • Bing Russell, American actor (d. 2003)
  • May 8
    • David Attenborough, British broadcaster, naturalist and producer
    • Don Rickles, American comedian and actor
  • May 10Tichi Wilkerson Kassel, American film personality and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter (d. 2004)
  • May 14Eric Morecambe, English comedian and author. (d. 1984)
  • May 15
    • Anthony Shaffer, English novelist and playwright (d. 2001), twin brother of:
    • Peter Shaffer, English playwright
  • May 17Franz Sondheimer, German-born British chemist (d. 1981)
  • May 18Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • May 20John Lucarotti, TV writer (d. 1994)*
  • May 21Robert Creeley, American Poet (d. 2005)
  • May 25Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach
  • May 26Miles Davis, American musician (d. 1991)
  • May 27Kees Rijvers, Dutch football player and manager
  • May 29Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal
  • May 30Tsuneo Watanabe, Japanese businessman
  • June 1
  • June 3
  • June 6Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
  • June 10Lionel Jeffries, British film director and actor (d. 2010)
  • June 11Frank Plicka, Czech-born photographer (d. 2010)
  • June 12Gaspare di Mercurio, Italian doctor and author (d. 2001)
  • June 13Paul Lynde, American comedian (d. 1982)
  • June 15Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)
  • June 16William F. Roemer, Jr., United States FBI agent (d. 1996)
  • June 21Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born cinematographer (d. 2003)
  • June 25Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian writer (d. 1973)
  • June 28Mel Brooks, American entertainer (The Producers)
  • June 29Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
  • June 30Paul Berg, American chemist, Noble Prize laureate


  • July 1
    • Robert Fogel, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Carl Hahn, German automotive executive, chairman of Volkswagen from 1982 to 1993
    • Hans Werner Henze, German composer
  • July 4
    • Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-born footballer
    • Amos Elon, Israeli writer (d. 2009)
    • Mary Stuart, American soap actress (d. 2002)
  • July 8Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (d. 2004)
  • July 9Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • July 10Fred Gwynne, American actor and author (d. 1993)
  • July 13Andrew Maher, American actor
  • July 14Harry Dean Stanton, American actor
  • July 15Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
  • July 16
    • Stanley Clements, American actor (d. 1981)
    • Irwin Rose, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • July 17William Pierson, American television, motion picture and stage actor (d. 2004)
  • July 18Robert Sloman, English writer (d. 2005)
  • July 26
    • James Best, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard)
    • Lennox Sebe, President of Ciskei bantustan (d. 1994)
  • July 27Doris Satterfield, American professional baseball player (d. 1993)
  • July 28Walt Brown, American presidential candidate
  • July 30Sir Patrick Russell QC, PC, British High Court Judge (d. 2002)
  • August 1Hannah Hauxwell, English TV personality
  • August 2Sy Mah, Canadian marathoner (d. 1988)
  • August 3
    • Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My Heart In San Francisco)
    • Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (d. 2004)
  • August 6Norman Wexler, Academy Award nominated Screen writer
  • August 11
    • Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Claus von Bülow, British socialite
  • August 12
    • John Derek, American actor and director (d. 1998)
    • Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
    • Hiroshi Koizumi, Japanese actor
  • August 13Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
  • August 14René Goscinny, French comic book writer (d. 1977)
  • August 15Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, former President of Greece
  • August 17Jiang Zemin, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China
  • August 19Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • August 23Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist
  • August 27Pat Coombs, British actress (d. 2002)
  • August 29Betty Lynn, American actress


  • September 2Ibrahim Nasir Rannabanderyi Kilegefan, Maldivian president (d. 2008)
  • September 3Uttam Kumar (Arun Kumar Chatterjee), legendary Bengali Actor (d. 1980)
  • September 6
    • Claus van Amsberg, German born Prince Consort of the Netherlands (d. 2002)
    • Maurice Cowling, British historian (d. 2005)
    • Maurice Prather, American photographer (d. 2001)
  • September 7Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)
  • September 8Sergio Pininfarina, Italian automobile designer (d. 2012)
  • September 14Dick Dale, American singer and musician
  • September 15Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician
  • September 16
    • John Knowles, American author (d. 2001)
    • Robert H. Schuller, American televangelist
  • September 19James Lipton, American television personality and writer
  • September 21
    • Donald A. Glaser, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • September 23John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1967)
  • September 24Aubrey Burl, British archaeologist
  • September 26
    • Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
    • Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • September 28Jerry Clower, American country comedian (d. 1998)
  • September 30Robin Roberts, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • October 4Senaida Wirth, American female professional baseball player (d. 1967)
  • October 7Czesław Ryll-Nardzewski, Polish mathematician
  • October 9Ruth Ellis, British murderess (d. 1955)
  • October 13Kazuo Nakamura, Japanese-Canadian Painter, part of the Painters Eleven (d. 2002)
  • October 15
    • Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d. 1984)
    • Karl Richter, German conductor (d. 1981)
  • October 17
    • Beverly Garland, American actress and hotel founder (d. 2008)
    • Julie Adams, American actress
  • October 18
    • Chuck Berry, American musician (Johnny B. Goode)
    • Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
    • Pauline Pirok, American female professional baseball player
  • October 21Bob Rosburg, American golfer (d. 2009)
  • October 22Gloria Carter Spann, sister of former President Jimmy Carter (d. 1990)
  • October 25Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
  • October 28Bowie Kuhn, American Commissioner of Baseball (d. 2007)
  • October 29
    • Necmettin Erbakan, 25th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2011)
    • Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor
  • October 30Lois Wyse, American advertising executive, author and columnist (d.2007)
  • October 31Jimmy Savile, English DJ and television presenter (d. 2011)




  • January 4Margherita of Savoy, queen consort of Italy (b. 1851)
  • January 15Louis Majorelle, French furniture designer (b. 1859)
  • January 21Camillo Golgi, Italian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1843)
  • January 28Kato Takaaki, 24th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1860)
  • January 30Barbara La Marr, American film actress (b. 1896)
  • February 6Carrie Clark Ward, stage & film character actress (b. 1862)
  • February 21Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
  • February 24John Jacob Bausch, German-American optician who co-founded Bausch & Lomb (b. 1830)
  • March 11Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (b. 1865)
  • March 12E.W. Scripps, American newspaper publisher (b. 1854)
  • March 16Sergeant Stubby, World War I American hero, most decorated war dog. First dog promoted to Sergeant. (b. 1916 or 1917)
  • March 17Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (b. 1853)
  • March 24Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg (b. 1860)
  • March 26Konstantin Fehrenbach, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
  • April 1Jacob Pavlovich Adler, Russian actor (b. 1855)
  • April 9Henry Miller, stage actor & producer (b. 1859)
  • April 20Billy Quirk, American actor (b. 1873)
  • April 24 – Emperor Sunjong of Korea (b. 1874)
  • April 30Bessie Coleman, African-American pilot (b. 1892)
  • May 9J. M. Dent, British publisher (b. 1849)
  • May 16Mehmed VI, last Ottoman Sultan (b. 1861)
  • May 26Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (b. 1879)
  • June 8Emily Hobhouse, British welfare campaigner (b. 1860)
  • June 9Sanford B. Dole, President of Hawaii and 1st Territorial Governor of Hawaii (b. 1844)
  • June 10Antoni Gaudí, Catalan architect (b. 1852)
  • June 14Mary Cassatt, American artist (b. 1844)


  • July 2Émile Coué, French psychologist (b. 1857)
  • July 12
    • Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator known as the "Uncrowned Queen of Iraq" (b. 1868)
    • John W. Weeks, American politician in the Republican Party (b. 1860)
  • July 22Willard Louis, American actor (b. 1882)
  • July 26Robert Todd Lincoln, American statesman and businessman, son of 16th President Abraham Lincoln (b. 1843)
  • August 14John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • August 21Ugyen Wangchuck, King of Bhutan (b. 1861)
  • August 22Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University (b. 1834)
  • August 23Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (b. 1895)
  • August 27John Rodgers, American naval officer and naval aviation pioneer (b. 1881)
  • August 30Eddie Lyons, American actor (b. 1886)
  • September 15Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
  • September 21Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  • September 25Herbert Booth, third son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • October 7Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (b. 1856)
  • October 16Princess Frederica of Hanover (b. 1848)
  • October 19Victor Babeş, Romanian bacteriologist (b. 1854)
  • October 20Eugene V. Debs, American labor and political leader (b. 1855)
  • October 31
    • Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born escapologist (b. 1874)
    • Charles Vance Millar, Canadian businessman (b. 1853)
  • November 3Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter and entertainer (b. 1860)
  • November 7Tom Forman, American actor & director (b. 1893)
  • December 4Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (b. 1861)
  • December 5Claude Monet, French painter (b. 1840)
  • December 16William Larned, American tennis champion (b. 1872)
  • December 17Lars Magnus Ericsson, Swedish inventor and founder of Ericsson (b. 1846)
  • December 24Johan Castberg, Norwegian Radical politician (b. 1862)
  • December 25Emperor Taishō, 123rd Emperor of Japan (b. 1879)
  • December 29Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet (b. 1875)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsJean Baptiste Perrin
  • ChemistryTheodor Svedberg
  • Physiology or MedicineJohannes Andreas Grib Fibiger
  • LiteratureGrazia Deledda
  • PeaceAristide Briand, Gustav Stresemann


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People of the year 1926 at Familypedia

119 people were born in 1926

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Sarah Alm (1926-2000)Henry Alm (1899-1964)Frances Blaise (1897-1969)
Andrew Robert Coghill Arbuthnot (1926-2010)Robert (Robby) Wemyss Muir Arbuthnot (1889-1962)Mary (Molly) Coghill (-1986)
Rudger Clayton Atkin (1926-1999)Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989)Leona Cox (1905-1992)
Mary Barlow (1926-2016)Altheron Barlow (1886-1957)Mary Abbie Moss (1888-1971)
Odean Barnum (1926-2013)Orange Decator Barnum (1904-1946)Angie Bell Hughes(1905-1991)
Samantha Beeching (1926-2003)
Glenn Bennett (1926-1999)Aaron Bennett (1902-1970)Miranda Auffarth (1900-1966)
James Best (1926-2015)Larkin Jasper Guy (1882-1957)Lena Mae Every Guy (1891-1929)
Changrui Bian (1926-1999)
Norma Teresa Birch (1926-2009)Arthur Edward Birch (1899-1970)Brenda Judith Mary McKenna (1904-1955)
Józef Bisping von Gallen (1926-1997)Jan Nepomucen Bisping von Gallen (1880-1947)Maria Józefa Zamoyska h. Jelita (1887-1961)
Ludwik Bisping von Gallen (1926-1926)Jan Nepomucen Bisping von Gallen (1880-1947)Maria Józefa Zamoyska h. Jelita (1887-1961)
Beverly Bonhomme (1926-2007)Jean-Paul Bonhomme (1899-1959)Catherine Berlioz (1897-1970)
Henry Bookout (1926-1981)John Henry Bookout (1897-1970)Wanda Hazel Pherigo (1907-1969)
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33 children were born to the 54 women born in 1926

257 people died in 1926

 FatherMotherAge at death
Jemima Catherine Adair (1846-1926)Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889)Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848)
Louise Holmes Anthony (1854-1926)Charles Lee Anthony (1820-1874)Catherine Holmes (1824-1882)
Thomas Arbon (1856-1926)Thomas Arbon (1823-1872)Elizabeth Fisher (1826)
Ruth Lucille Armour (1900-1926)Harry Ellington Armour (1874-1953)Gabriella Clark (1877-1966)
Mary Ellen Ashcroft (1858-1926)Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896)Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902)
Cecilia Ashenden (1858-1926)William Ashenden (1829-1867)Sarah Blackman (1834-1877)68
Julia Asher (1854-1926)72
Lewis Cass Austin (1859-1926)Jesse Austin (1815-1904)Sarah Ann Chaney (c1822-1869)
William Clifford Austin (1881-1926)Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916)Catherine Levingston (1856-1942)45
William Avery (1848-1926)James Avery (c1814-1875)Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904)
Frances Avison (1867-1926)Andrew Avison (1834-1882)Ann Clapham (1835-1913)
Charles Cole Baglin (1847-1926)Daniel Baglin (1824-1891)Ann Cole (1824-1899)79
Francis Bailey (1849-1926)John Bailey (1797-1878)Ellen Perkins (1832-1896)
Alice Eleanor Baker (1863-1926)Thomas Baker (1819-1904)Eleanor Cutbush (1819-1882)63
Martha Jane Baker (1859-1926)William Edward Baker (1835-1922)Mary Ann Newport (1838-1917)
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15375 people lived in 1926

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Fyodor Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1219-1233)Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246)Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
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Events of the year 1926 at Familypedia

144 people were married in 1926.

 Joined with
Charles Crawford Adams (1901-1973)Janet Euphenia Binks (bef1911-1972)
Rulon Clark Allred (1906-1977)
Flora Smith Amussen (1901-1992)Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994)
Laron Steen Andrus (1904-1996)Wanda Effie Hardy (1907-1958) + Rose Ashby (1904-1989)
Ruth Ann Andrus (1907-1949)Thomas Lloyd Ray (1902-1978)
Anthony John Anson (1904-1981)Rosalind Desirée Arbuthnot (1906-1985)
Thomas Trefusis Dawden Archer (1891-1960)Stella Roulston (1888-1962)
Cecilia Bailey (1895-1927)Alfred Harold Blackman (1886-1923)+John Hassall Roberts (1881-1962)
Dorothy Bakon (1904-1979)Colin Gladstone Ryder (1901-1965)
Melvin Russell Ballard (1897-1982)Hannah Marie Covey (1899-1923) + Geraldine Smith (1904-1983)
Nelson Ross Beatie (1886-1958)Susannah Blanche Smith (1890-1984)
Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994)Flora Smith Amussen (1901-1992)
Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935)Leopold III of Belgium (1901-1983)
Douglas Count Bigot de Saint-Quentin (1899-1992)Elisabeth von Wagner (1904-1985)
Arthur Edward Birch (1899-1970)Brenda Judith Mary McKenna (1904-1955)
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There were 0 military battles in 1926.

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