April 1926 calendar

April 1926

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1926.
The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1926: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1926?


  • 01 Apr 1926 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
  • 02 Apr 1926 Riots between Muslims and Hindus in Calcutta, India.
  • 03 Apr 1926 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions.
  • 04 Apr 1926 Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected president.
  • 06 Apr 1926 Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 07 Apr 1926 Forest fire burns 900 acres and kills two (San Luis Obispo, California, USA).
  • 11 Apr 1926 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent.
  • 12 Apr 1926 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms.
  • 13 Apr 1926 Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • 16 Apr 1926 Book of the Month Club sends out its first selections Lolly Willowes and Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner.
  • 18 Apr 1926 Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany
  • 19 Apr 1926 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
  • 22 Apr 1926 Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan sign treaties of security.
  • 24 Apr 1926 The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
  • 25 Apr 1926 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi.
  • 26 Apr 1926 Germany and Russia sign neutrality / peace treaty
  • 29 Apr 1926 France and US reach accord on repayment of WWI.
  • 30 Apr 1926 African-American pilot Bessie Coleman is killed after falling from an airplane.

Famous Birthday

  • Elizabeth II


  • An American entrepreneur, Hefner is a publisher, film producer, music publisher, book publisher and owner of a record company, theaters,...

  • Harper Lee

    American author of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize novel "To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1926?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Miami
  2. - Song of the Vagabonds
  3. - That Certain Party
  4. - Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
  5. - Song of the Vagabonds


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Release year: 1926

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

Lightning Hutch

Lightning Hutch

Release year: 1926

Directed by: Charles Hutchison

Starring: Charles Hutchison, Edith Thornton, Sheldon Lewis, Eddie Phillips

Dog Shy

Dog Shy

Release year: 1926

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Charley Chase, Stuart Holmes, Mildred June, Josephine Crowell

Alice's Orphan

Alice's Orphan

Release year: 1926

Directed by: Walt Disney

Starring: Margie Gay

The Border Sheriff

The Border Sheriff

Release year: 1926

Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Olive Hasbrouck, S.E. Jennings, Gilbert Holmes