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1926

One might say that the Space Age began in 1926. It was this year that Robert Goddard launched the first successful liquid-fueled rocket into flight.

1926

This scientific development would ultimately make it possible to launch objects, and eventually humans, into space. So Goddard is justifiably credited with being the man to usher in the Space Age with his work on rockets.

In the Soviet Union, a major political development occurred with the expulsion of Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Politburo, the highest policy-making authority in the Soviet Union’s Communist Party. This paved the way for Joseph Stalin to solidify his control in the Soviet Union and the exile would also go on to have a profound effect upon Western politics as well. This was particularly the case in the United States; as ex-Trotsky supporters would go on to have a profound influence on the “neoconservatives,” a group that would re-shape American conservatism in the 20th century.

In an important media development, the American broadcasting network, NBC, opened as a radio network. It would not be long before the network expanded to television programming, which it is mostly known for at the time of this writing.

This was the year that the famous American entertainer, Bing Crosby, made his first recording, singing “I’ve Got the Girl.” As one star rose, though, another faded. 1926 was the year that the great magician, Harry Houdini, died.

1926 was also a notable year for film and literature. In the field of literature, A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh was published; creating a world that would delight children for generations, especially after Disney took ownership in the 1960’s. In film, Aloma of the South Seas was the highest grossing film that year, and would go on to inspire a remake of the same title in 1941. What Price Glory? would also make a strong showing, and would also inspire a remake in 1951. This was the year that American actor, John Wayne, made his on-screen debut in an un-credited role as a Yale University football player in Brown of Harvard.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

L'inhumaine

Directed by: Marcel L'Herbier

Starring: Jaque Catelain, Lonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hriat

Country: United States

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Waxworks

Directed by: Leo Birinsky

Starring: Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss

Country: United States

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For Heaven's Sake

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young

Country: United States

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She

Directed by: Leander De Cordova

Starring: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1926 ?

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

Set in England in the 1920's the story is about a father's love, devotion and sacrifice for his beloved son. Captain Sorrell returns from the war to find his wife has left him with sole responsibility for their son Kit.

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The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1926 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Robert
  2. John
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Charles
  6. George
  7. Richard
  8. Joseph
  9. Donald
  10. Edward
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Dorothy
  3. Betty
  4. Helen
  5. Margaret
  6. Ruth
  7. Doris
  8. Virginia
  9. Mildred
  10. Frances

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