1926 in History – What happened in year 1926


In history, year 1926 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1926.

Know what happened in 1926:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 MayThe Trades Union Congress, a federation of British tradeunions, announced that it would end its week-long general strike 'indefence of [coal] miners' wages and hours'.
25 DecemberEmperor Taisho died of a heart attack, and was succeeded byhis son, Hirohito, who became the longest-reigning Emperor of Japanuntil his death in 1989.
17 DecemberA coup d'état by the Lithuanian military replaced thedemocratically elected President Kazys Grinius with Antanas Smetona(pictured).
14 SeptemberThe Locarno Treaties establishing post-First World Warterritorial settlements were formally ratified by the signatory nationsand came into effect.
23 JuneThe College Board administered the first SAT, a majorstandardized test for university and college admissions in the UnitedStates.
12 MayThe crew of the airship Norge (pictured), led by RoaldAmundsen, became the first people to make a verified trip to the NorthPole.
16 MarchAmerican scientist Robert H. Goddard launched the world's firstliquid-fueled rocket, which flew for two-and-a-half seconds beforefalling to the ground.
23 JuneThe College Board administered the first SAT, a majorstandardized test for university and college admissions in the UnitedStates.
25 DecemberEmperor Taisho died of a heart attack, and was succeeded byhis son, Hirohito, who ruled until his death in 1989, becoming thelongest-reigning Emperor of Japan.
27 NovemberRestoration of Colonial Williamsburg (pictured), a recreationof a Colonial American city in the Historic Triangle on the VirginiaPeninsula, US, began.
11 NovemberThe plan for the United States Numbered Highway System wasapproved by the American Association of State Highway Officials.
16 MarchAmerican scientist Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket, which flew for two-and-a-half seconds before falling to the ground.
12 MayThe Trades Union Congress, a federation of British trade unions, announced that it would end its week-long general strike 'in defence of [coal] miners' wages and hours'.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1926:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyHans Werner Henze / Educator / Germany
03 February Hans-Jochen Vogel / Politician / Germany
04 JulyAlfredo Di Stéfano / Footballer / Argentina
04 AprilRonnie Masterson / Actress / Ireland
06 January Ralph Branca / Baseball Player / United States of America
06 SeptemberMaurice Prather / Photographer / United States of America
08 AprilShecky Greene / Actor / United States of America
08 MayDavid Attenborough / Environmentalist / United Kingdom
09 FebruaryGaaret Fitzgerald / Politician / Ireland
09 NovemberLuis Miguel Dominguín / Bullfighter / Spain
09 JulyBen Roy Mottelson / Academic / United States of America
10 JulyFred Gwynne / Actor / United States of America
11 AugustAaron Klug / Chemist / United Kingdom
11 February Paul Bocuse / Chef / France
13 DecemberCarl Erskine / Baseball Player / United States of America
14 AugustRené Goscinny / Author / France
18 JulyMaunu Kurkvaara / Writer / Finland
18 February Len Ford / Footballer / United States of America
25 March Jaime Sabines / Politician / Mexico
30 DecemberStan Tracey / Composer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1926:

YearName / Profession / Country
28 March Polly Umrigar / Cricketer / India
23 NovemberSathya Sai Baba / Philosopher / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
21 NovemberPrem Nath / Actor / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
25 NovemberRanganath Misra / Judge / India
16 AugustManorama / Actress / India
15 JanuaryKhashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav / Wrestler / India
11 NovemberJohnny Walker / Actor / India
08 SeptemberBhupen Hazarika / Singer / India
25 DecemberDharmveer Bharti / Writer / India
23 JanuaryBalasaheb Thackeray / Politician / India
12 MayViren J. Shah / Politician / India
15 SeptemberAshok Singhal / Politician / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
02 MayMario Miranda / Cartoonist / India
30 AprilShrinivas Khale / Composer / India
31 DecemberSyed Zahoor Qasim / Scientist / India
13 DecemberKamal Narain Singh / Lawyer / India
23 January Bal Thackeray / Journalist / India

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