1926

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October 17, 2021

1926 (MCMXXVI) in the Gregorian calendar was a year without a shooting day that began on a Friday.

Events

Abroad

January 3 - General Theodorus Pángulos proclaims Greek dictator. January 7 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen. January 8 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud becomes king of Hejaz and renames it Saudi Arabia. February 26 - In London, John Logie Baird demonstrates a semi-mechanical analogue television set. The first transfer is a picture of Felix the Cat. March 16 - Robert Goddard tests the first liquid fuel rocket. April 9 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole. Later, this is questioned. May 12 - Uprising in Poland. May 31 - Military coup in Portugal. July 9 - New military coup in Portugal. July 28 - King Albert I gains dictatorial power in Belgium. August 22 - Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos is overthrown, with former president Georgios Koundouriotis reinstated. September 5 - In the United States, the Ford Motor Company introduces an 8-hour day and a 5-day work week. September 8 - Germany becomes a member of the League of Nations. November 18 - George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept his Nobel Prize. December 17 - Atanas Smetona proclaims dictator in Lithuania.

Norway

Aasa Helgesen will be Norway's first female mayor at Utsira.27. February - The Mowinckel government joins in its proposed state budget. March 20 - Prime Minister Ivar Lykke calls for a boycott of the workers' press. March 29 - Roald Amundsen begins his voyage to the North Pole with the Airship «Norway». April 14 - The airship "Norway" arrives in Oslo from Rome. April 24 - Major strike in protest against LO and NAF having begun negotiations. May 12 - The airship "Norway" flies over the North Pole. May 20 - The grain monopoly is abolished. August 16 - Lockout in the paper industry after employers demanded a 27 percent pay cut. September 3 - Supreme Court case against former Prime Minister Abraham Berge and six of his ministers. October 18 - A referendum gives a majority to lift the liquor ban Ullevaal Stadium opens.

Births

January

1. - Rolf Fjeldvær, Norwegian politician (d. 2017) 3. - Werner Michael Blumenthal, US Secretary of the Treasury 3. - George Martin, British composer and record producer (d. 2016) 6. - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006) 9. - Randi Hultin, Norwegian jazz journalist (d. 2000) 20. - Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010) 26. - Youssef Chahine, Egyptian director (d. 2008) 31. - Johannes Joachim Degenhardt, German cardinal (d. 2002)

February

1. - Kolbjørn Gåsvær, Norwegian cultural worker (d. 2012) 2. - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French President (d. 2020) 2. - Miguel Obando Bravo, Nicaraguan Cardinal (d. 2018) 2. - Fritz Stern, German – American historian (d. 2016) 3. - Hans-Jochen Vogel, German Politician (d. 2020) 12. - Arne Haukvik, Norwegian politician (d. 2002) 16. - John Schlesinger, British director (d. 2003) 19. - Ross Thomas, American author (d. 1995) 22. - Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (d. 2005) 23. - Luigi de Magistris, Italian Catholic Bishop 28. - Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin (d. 2011)

March

1. - Erik Bye, Norwegian TV personality (d. 2004) 2. - Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014) 2. - Christian Erlandsen, Norwegian politician (d. 2016) 2. - Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995) 6. - Ann Curtis, American swimmer (d. 2012) 6. - Alan Greenspan, US Federal Reserve Chairman 17. - Siegfried Lenz, German author (d. 2014) 21. - Heikki Hasu, Finnish cross-country and combined runner 24. - Desmond Connell, Irish Cardinal (d. 2017) 24. - Dario Fo, Italian author and Nobel Prize winner (literature) (d. 2016) 30. - Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman (d. 2018) 30. - Bjørn A. Larsen, Norwegian architect

April

1. - Anne McCaffrey, American

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