Events in year of 1926

  • 01-01Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
  • 01-04Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek Dictator
  • 01-05James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hour day and $5 daily minimum wage
  • 01-06Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
  • 01-17George Burns marries Gracie Allen
  • 01-202nd German government of Luther begins
  • 01-21Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • 01-22Belgian Chief of Staff General Maglinse quits
  • 01-26Television 1st demonstrated (J L Baird, London)
  • 01-271st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
  • 01-27US Senate agrees to join World Court
  • 02-01Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • 02-01Land at Broadway and Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • 02-04Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
  • 02-06NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
  • 02-06St. Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from New York Yankees
  • 02-08German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
  • 02-08Walt Disney Studios forms
  • 02-09Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • 02-10Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • 02-11Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to New Zealand
  • 02-12Barendrecht soccer team forms
  • 02-15Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St, New York City
  • 02-15Contract air mail service begins in US
  • 02-16Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
  • 02-17Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
  • 02-17Tennis star Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wills in their only match
  • 02-25Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain
  • 02-25Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government / warlords
  • 02-26Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street

People born in year of 1926

  • 01-01Claire Polin [Schaff]: Composer flautist / musicologist
  • 01-03Danny Overbea: Blues singer / guitarist
  • 01-03George Martin: Record producer (The Beatles)
  • 01-05Claude [Buddy] Young: NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
  • 01-05Robert Earle: Baldwin, New York -- TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • 01-08Evelyn Lear [Shulman]: Brooklyn, New York -- Soprano
  • 01-08Jani Christou: Composer
  • 01-11Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker: Dutch actress (The Miser)
  • 01-11Grant Tinker: Broadcasting executive (NBC-TV)
  • 01-11Lev Stepanovich Demin: Russia -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 01-11Phil Sidey: Broadcaster
  • 01-12Morton Feldman: NYC, New York -- Composer
  • 01-13Pamela M Cunnington: English architect / author (Change of Use)
  • 01-14Harold Wolpe: Sociologist lawyer / Soth African activist
  • 01-14Tom Tryon: Hartford, Connecticut -- Actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)
  • 01-15Maria Schell: Vienna, Austria -- Actress (Space 1999)
  • 01-16John "Jack" Layden: Local politician
  • 01-17Moira Shearer: Dunfermline, Scotland -- Ballerina (Red Shoes)
  • 01-17Richard Michael Hills: Comedy script writer
  • 01-19Fritz Weaver: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
  • 01-19Libera Carlier: Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • 01-20David Eugene Tudor: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Composer
  • 01-20Michael Higgins: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)
  • 01-20Patricia Neal: Packard, Kentucky -- Actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)
  • 01-20Robert L Van Citters: Cardiology / advisory panelist / UW dean
  • 01-21Franco Evangelisti: Italian composer
  • 01-21Raf Reymen: Flemish actor
  • 01-22Lord Erskine of Rerrick: Peer
  • 01-22Tom Blackburn: Writer
  • 01-26Charles Tidbury: Former Chairman (Whitbread & Company)

People died in year of 1926

  • 01-08Emile Paladilhe: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-15Enrico Toselli: Composer, dies at 42
  • 01-21Camillo Golgi: Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81
  • 01-23Joseph Carl Breil: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-05Andre Gedalge: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-21Heike Kamerlingh Onnes: Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • 02-24Eddie Plank: Pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • 02-26Frederik Pijper: Dut vicar / church Historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • 02-26Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller: Composer, dies at 75
  • 03-03Cyril Metodej Hrazdira: Composer, dies at 58
  • 03-07Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-26Georges Vezina: NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens)
  • 03-26Konstantin Fehrenbach: German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • 03-30Feliks E Dzerzjinski: Lithuanian organizer (KGB), dies at 48
  • 04-06Giovanni Amendola: Antifascist / editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • 04-19Squire Bancroft [Butterfield]: Actor / manager (Haymarket), dies at 84
  • 04-23Joseph Pennell: Artist / author
  • 04-25Ellen K S Key: Swed Author / feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • 05-01Nicolaus Adriani: Translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
  • 05-03Napoleon V Bonaparte: French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • 05-09Joseph Mallaby Dent: Publisher
  • 05-15Mohammed VI Vahideddin: Last Sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
  • 05-16Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman): Last Sultan of Turkey
  • 05-17Lucien Herr: French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller)
  • 05-21Ronald Arthur A Firbank: British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
  • 05-23Hans Koessler: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-25Symon Petlyura: Leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
  • 05-26S V Petlura: Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • 06-01Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov: Composer, dies at 64
  • 06-04Eugeen of Oye: Flemish writer / Poet (Sparks & Radiates)

Events in year of 1927

  • 01-01Communist uprising in West Java
  • 01-01Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 01-05Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • 01-05Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago and Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 01-06US marines sent to Nicaragua
  • 01-07Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York and London
  • 01-07Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
  • 01-09Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • 01-11Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th, New York City
  • 01-13US and Mexico battle over oil interests
  • 01-14Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs. New York Rangers
  • 01-19British government decides to send troops to China
  • 01-211st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 01-27Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
  • 01-28Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
  • 01-294th German government of Marx forms
  • 01-31International allies military command in Germany disbands
  • 02-03Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • 02-04KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 02-08Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
  • 02-10President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
  • 02-11US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • 02-11US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 02-12British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • 02-13Uprising against Portuguese regime of General Carmona defeated
  • 02-16US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • 02-181st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
  • 02-18US and Canada begin diplomatic relations
  • 02-19General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • 02-20Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath

People born in year of 1927

  • 01-01Barbara Baxley: Stockton, California -- Actress (Norma Rae, Countdown)
  • 01-01Juliusz Luciuk: Composer
  • 01-01Yuri Grigorovich: Leningrad, Russia -- Choreographer
  • 01-02David Herbert: Publisher
  • 01-02Gino Marchetti: NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • 01-04Barbara Rush: Denver, Colorado -- Actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road)
  • 01-10Gisele MacKenzie: Winnipeg, Manitoba -- Singer / actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 01-10Johnnie Ray: Dallas, Oregon -- Pop singer (Cry)
  • 01-10Lee Philips: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Ellery Queen)
  • 01-11Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair: Saxophonist
  • 01-12Leopold Ahsen: Writer
  • 01-12Salvatore Martirano: Composer
  • 01-14Ivan Kalita: USSR -- Equestrian dressage (1968 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-15Francis Routh: Composer
  • 01-17Donald Erb: Youngstown, Ohio -- Composer
  • 01-17Michael Herford Wooller: TV / film producer
  • 01-20Geoffrey WT Atkins: British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • 01-20Olivier Strebelle: Belgian sculptor / ceramist
  • 01-22Lou Creekmur: Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • 01-24Paula Hawkins: (Sen-R-Florida, 1981-86)
  • 01-25Antonio Carlos Jobim: Composer
  • 01-25Gregg Palmer: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Scream, To Hell & Back)
  • 01-25Seung Sahn: Zen teacher (Korean line)
  • 01-26William Redfield: NYC, New York -- Actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage)
  • 01-27Michael Craig: Poona, India -- Actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • 01-27Nancy Dickerson: Journalist (NBC)
  • 01-28Anthony Garner: Director (Conservative Central Office)
  • 01-28J D Hughes: Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • 01-28James Callaghan: British MP
  • 01-28Ronnie Scott: Jazz musician / club-owner

People died in year of 1927

  • 01-09Houston S Chamberlain: British / German race theorist, dies at 71
  • 01-19Charlotte MAAVCL: Princess of Belg / emp of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • 01-21Floris H Verster: Dutch Painter / cartoonist / etcher, dies at 65
  • 01-30Friedrich Ernst Koch: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-04Thomas Linnemann Laub: Composer, dies at 74
  • 02-13Brooks Adams: US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • 02-19Georg Brandes [Cohen]: Danish literary-historian / critic, dies at 85
  • 02-19Robert Fuchs: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-23Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson: Composer, dies at 79
  • 03-17James Scott Skinner: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-28Karl Prohaska: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-15Francesco Gaeta: Italian Poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • 05-05Charles Boissevain: Editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908)
  • 05-11Juan Gris: Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • 05-28Georges Eekhoud: Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen)
  • 06-02Eduard GHH Cuypers: Architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • 06-02Freidrich Hegar: Composer, dies at 85
  • 06-02Lizzie Borden: Accused murderer, dies at 68
  • 06-05Paul Lacombe: Composer, dies at 89
  • 06-07Voikov: Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • 06-13Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice: Gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 06-14Johanna C P Barbiers: Actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 07-13James E K Aggrey: Ghana / US theologist
  • 07-20Ferdinand I VAM: King of Romania, dies at 61
  • 07-23Saad Zaghlul: Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • 07-25Matilde Serao [Tuffolina]: Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 07-30Robert Marquies de Flers: French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau)
  • 08-04John Dillon: Irish nationalist / British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • 08-13James Curwood: US journalist / writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 08-17Horace Alderman: United States -- Murderer, hanged