Browse a timeline of top world events from 1926. Or, use Proust to tell your life story and share personal
moments from any year in history.
Share your own story from 1926
April 20, 1926
Warner Bros. and Western Electric teamed up to create a new film process where sound was directly recorded onto the film itself. The Jazz Singer, released the following year, was the first film to feature dialogue.
August 6, 1926
In 14 hours and 31 minutes, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to successfully swim across the English Channel. She beat the men's record by almost 2 hours.
October 31, 1926
Magician and escape artist Harry Houdini passed away. He was famous for his Chinese Water Torture Cell where he escaped from a box while underwater.