What Happened in 1926

  • John Coltrane Is Born

    John William "Trane" Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Starting in bebop and hard... Read more

  • Bonnie Parker Gets Married

    On September 25, 1926, less than a week before her sixteenth birthday, Parker married Roy Thornton. The marriage was short-lived, and in January... Read more

  • Henry Ford Announces 5 Day Work Week

    No industrialist enjoyed upsetting the apple cart more than Henry Ford. In 1914 he announced that he would pay $5 a day to his workers, double the... Read more

  • "Faurot Field" Is Opened

    Faurot Field (pronounced /fɔˈroʊ/) at Memorial Stadium is the home field of the University of Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. It is... Read more

  • 1926 World Series

    The 1926 World Series was the championship series of the 1926 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, featuring the St. Louis Cardinals against the New... Read more

  • Gangster Hymie Weiss killed by Capone's Mob

    Hymie Weiss was suspected of having formed an alliance with South Side beer baron Joe Saltis, who went on trial for murder in October 1926. It was... Read more

  • 'The Sun Also Rises' Is Published

    The Sun Also Rises epitomized the post-war expatriate generation for future generations. In The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway melds Paris to Spain;... Read more

  • Harry Houdini Dies

    Harry Houdini died of peritonitis secondary to a ruptured appendix. It has been speculated that Houdini was killed accidentally by a McGill... Read more

  • Charles Lindbergh Loses Control of his DH4

    Twice during the 10 months that he flew CAM-2, Lindbergh involuntarily lost custody and control of the mail when he was forced to bail out of his... Read more