January 1926 in history

January 1926 events chronologically

Jan 12 Original Sam 'n' Henry aired on Chicago, Illinois radio later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1926

Jan 3 George Martin an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums. He is considered one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 30 number one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number one hits in the United States
Jan 8 Soupy Sales an American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark
Jan 12 Morton Feldman an American composer, born in New York City.
Jan 20 Patricia Neal an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still , wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's , and middle-aged housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud , for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also played Olivia Walton in the 1971 made-for-television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, a role played in the regular series by actress Michael Learned
Jan 23 Bal Thackeray an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena, a right-wing Marathi ethnocentric party active mainly in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. His followers called him the Hindu Hriday Samraat
Jan 25 Youssef Chahine an Egyptian film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif. A critically acclaimed director frequently seen in film festivals during decades, Chahine also had his reach to wider international filmgoers' audiences as one of the co-directors of 11'9"01 September 11
Jan 29 Abdus Salam a Pakistani theoretical physicist who, when he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to electroweak unification, became the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize and also the second Muslim to win the prize, after Anwar El Sadat of Egypt, and the first Muslim to win the prize in science.

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1926

Jan 4 Margherita of Savoy the Queen consort of the Kingdom of Italy during the reign of her husband, Umberto I.
Jan 5 Edward Granville Browne a British orientalist. He published numerous articles and books, mainly in the areas of history and literature
Jan 10 Eino Leino considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature, love, and despair are frequent themes in Leino's work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today
Jan 21 Camillo Golgi an Italian physician, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate. Several structures and phenomena in anatomy and physiology are named for him, including the Golgi apparatus, the Golgi tendon organ, and the Golgi tendon reflex
Jan 23 Désiré-Joseph Mercier a Belgian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Mechelen from 1906 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1907. Mercier is noted for his staunch resistance to the German occupation of 1914–1918
Jan 28 Katō Takaaki a Japanese politician and the 24th Prime Minister of Japan from 11 June 1924 to 28 January 1926. He was also known as Katō Kōmei
Jan 30 Barbara La Marr an American stage and film actress, cabaret artist, and screenwriter.