1926 in History – What happened in year 1926

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1926 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
03 mayTrades Union Congress announced a general Strike was to begin on May 3, 1926. This strike was lasted 9 days to make British Government act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for 8, 00,000 locked-out coal miners.
12 mayItalian built semi-rigid airship Norge completed the first verified overflight of the North Pole on May 12, 1926. It was also the first airship to fly over the polar ice cap between Europe and America.
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'.
12 mayThe crew of the airship Norge, led by RoaldAmundsen, became the first people to make a verified trip to the NorthPole.
14 juneBrazil left the League of Nations. The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
23 juneThe College Board administered the first SAT, a majorstandardized test for university and college admissions in the UnitedStates.
28 juneMercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies. Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist.
17 augustIn Jamaica, the Producers Association was rewarded with 1,250 pounds from a special fund of 1 million pounds designated to them. Britain thought of increasing the manufacturing of fruit from its empire, and trade between the mother country and the colonies.
14 septemberThe Locarno Treaties establishing post-First World Warterritorial settlements were formally ratified by the signatory nationsand came into effect.
11 novemberThe plan for the United States Numbered Highway System wasapproved by the American Association of State Highway Officials.
25 november27 Tornadoes including an F4 that struck the town of Heber Springs, Arkansas on Thanksgiving weekend killed 76 people across southern states.
27 novemberRestoration of Colonial Williamsburg a recreationof a Colonial American city in the Historic Triangle on the VirginiaPeninsula, US, began.
17 decemberA coup d'état by the Lithuanian military replaced the democratically elected President Kazys Grinius with Antanas Smetona.
25 decemberEmperor Taisho died of a heart attack and was succeeded by his son, Hirohito, who ruled until his death in 1989, becoming the longest-reigning Emperor of Japan.
12 MayAirship Norgay became the first vessel to fly to the North Pole.
19 MayBenito Mussolini declared Italy as a hangman nation.
26 MayThe constitution was adopted in Lebanon.
27 MayAdopted the constitution in Lebanon.
06 JuneIn Egypt, a government was formed under the leadership of Adley Pasha.
12 JuneBrazil decided to come out of the League of Nations.
28 JuneGottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz combined companies to form Mercedes-Benz.
15 JulyThe first motorbus service started in Bombay (now Mumbai).
19 JulyA second government was formed in France under the leadership of Edward Herriot.
18 SeptemberA cyclonic storm killed 250 people in Miami, USA.
24 NovemberEminent philosopher Sri Aurobindo attained complete accomplishment.
18 AugustThe weather map was first broadcast on television.
23 DecemberArya Samaj campaigner and scholar Swami Shraddhanand was killed.
15 JanuaryIndependent India's first Olympic medalist K.D. Jadhav was born.
27 JanuaryScottish scientist John Logie Baird demonstrated television to the world. It was named Televisor at that time.


Famous birthdays in the year 1926:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilCharles Bressler / Educator / United States of America
01 JuneAndy Griffith / Actor / United States of America
01 DecemberAllyn Ann McLerie / Actress / United States of America
05 AprilSüleyman Seba / Footballer / Turkey
08 March Francisco Rabal / Actor / Spain
11 AprilKarl Rebane / Academic / Estonia
13 AugustFidel Castro / Politician / Cuba
16 DecemberJeffrey Stone / Actor / United States of America
17 JulyWillis Carto / Activist / United States of America
17 SeptemberJean-Marie Lustiger / Cardinal / France
18 JulyNita Bieber / Actress / United States of America
18 JulyBernard Pons / Politician / France
18 JulyMargaret Laurence / Author / Canada
18 JulyMaunu Kurkvaara / Writer / Finland
23 SeptemberJohn Coltrane / Composer / United States of America
23 SeptemberAndré Cassagnes / Toy Maker / France
26 January Farman Fatehpuri / Linguist / Pakistan
26 AprilMichael Mathias Prechtl / Soldier / Germany
27 AugustGeorge Brecht / Chemist / United States of America
29 SeptemberPete Elliott / Footballer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1926:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 DecemberDharmveer Bharti / Writer / India
11 NovemberJohnny Walker / Actor / India
02 MayMario Miranda / Cartoonist / India
08 SeptemberBhupen Hazarika / Singer / India
25 NovemberRanganath Misra / Lawyer / India
23 NovemberSathya Sai Baba / Philosopher / India
13 DecemberKamal Narain Singh / Lawyer / India
18 FebruaryNalini Jaywant / Actress / India
15 JanuaryKhashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav / Wrestler / India
27 JanuaryArun Shridhar Vaidya / Soldier / India
02 MarchP.K. Vasudevan Nair / Politician / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
16 AugustManorama / Actress / India
15 SeptemberAshok Singhal / Politician / India
23 MayBasil Salvadore D'Souza / Bishop / India
31 DecemberSyed Zahoor Qasim / Scientist / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
30 AprilShrinivas Khale / Composer / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
08 OctoberRaaj Kumar / Actor / India
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