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
03 AprilGus Grissom / Pilot / United States of America
03 NovemberRobert W. Wilson / Business Man / United States of America
04 March Richard DeVos / Business Man / United States of America
04 SeptemberIvan Illich / Philosopher / Austria
05 JulyDiana Lynn / Actress / United States of America
05 NovemberJohn Berger / Poet / United Kingdom
05 MayAnn B. Davis / Actress / United States of America
05 January Veikko Karvonen / Runner / Finland
12 AprilJane Withers / Actress / United States of America
13 DecemberCarl Erskine / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 JunePaul Lynde / Actor / United States of America
14 SeptemberRichard Ellsasser / Composer / United States of America
15 AugustJulius Katchen / Composer / United States of America
17 MayDietmar Schönherr / Actor / Austria
18 February A. R. Ammons / Poet / United States of America
19 SeptemberJames Lipton / Actor / United States of America
19 JuneErna Schneider Hoover / Mathematician / United States of America
20 February Matthew Bucksbaum / Business Man / United States of America
27 OctoberH. R. Haldeman / Business Man / United States of America
28 JulyCharlie Biddle / Bassist / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1926:

YearName / Profession / Country
21 NovemberPrem Nath / Actor / India
25 DecemberDharmveer Bharti / Writer / India
28 March Polly Umrigar / Cricketer / India
27 JanuaryArun Shridhar Vaidya / Soldier / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
23 MayBasil Salvadore D'Souza / Bishop / India
23 JanuaryBalasaheb Thackeray / Politician / India
12 MayViren J. Shah / Politician / India
08 SeptemberBhupen Hazarika / Poet / India
23 NovemberSathya Sai Baba / Philosopher / India
30 AprilShrinivas Khale / Composer / India
13 DecemberKamal Narain Singh / Lawyer / India
02 MayMario Miranda / Cartoonist / India
02 MarchP.K. Vasudevan Nair / Politician / India
23 January Bal Thackeray / Journalist / India
15 JanuaryKhashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav / Wrestler / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
16 AugustManorama / Actress / India
08 OctoberRaaj Kumar / Actor / India
25 NovemberRanganath Misra / Lawyer / India

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