Sunday 26 December 1926
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Zlatko Pibernik and Edgar D.
Flesh and the Devil, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
while Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1926 ?
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Zlatko Pibernik: Composer.
- Edgar D: Ngoyi; South African African National Congress leader (17 years in Robbeneiland Jail).
- Gina Pellon: Cuban painter.
- Moises Becerra: Honduran artist who has received international recognition for his paintings.
- Earle Brown: American composer (d. 2002).
- Gina Pellón: Cuban-French painter and poet (d. 2014)
- Prince-regent Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
- In Japanese History, the Shōwa era begins from this day due to the demise of Emperor Taishō on the day before.
- Phencyclidine ''(PCP, angel dust)'' is first synthesized.
- Widows' pensions are introduced in New South Wales, Australia.
- Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and makes rodeo's first high-cut rodeo chaps at Stirling, Alberta Canada.
- The short-lived Western Australian Secession League is founded.
- The International African Institute is founded in London.
- Raymond Pearl publishes his landmark book, ''Alcohol and Longevity''.
- American microbiologist Selman Waksman publishes ''Enzymes''.
- The Pike School of Andover, Massachusetts is founded.
- U.S. Marines intervene in Nicaragua to bolster the conservative government.
- Industrial output surpasses the level of 1913 in the USSR.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1926 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- I Lost My Heart in Monterey (When I Found You) - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- Tonight You Belong to Me - Franklyn Baur
- Someone is Losin' Susan - Harry Reser's Orchestra
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