1926 in Wales
|1926 in Wales|
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- 28 April - J. G. Parry-Thomas breaks the world land speed record on Pendine Sands, in his new car, "Babs".
- 1 May - A lockout of mineworkers leads to the declaration of the UK General Strike of 1926. Police and miners clash eighteen times in the course of industrial disputes in the South Wales coalfield.
- October - Miners begin to return to work in large numbers.
- 14 October - David Lloyd George becomes the first Welshman to lead the Liberal Party.
- The first parachute jump from an RAF plane is made at RAF Sealand in Flintshire.
- Edward, Prince of Wales visits Llandrindod Wells for a scout jamboree.
- Orthopaedic surgeon Robert Jones is created a baronet (Jones of Rhyl).
- Sir William Henry Hoare Vincent represents India at the League of Nations.
- England footballer Dixie Dean fractures his skull in a motorcycle accident near Holywell. He goes on to make a full recovery.
Arts and literature
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - D. Gwenallt Jones
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - David Emrys Jones
- Joseph Alfred Bradney - Memorandum, being an attempt to give a chronology of the decay of the Welsh language in the eastern part of the County of Monmouth
- David Davies - The Influence of the French Revolution on Welsh Life and Literature
- Thomas Mardy Rees - Seth Joshua and Frank Joshua
- Bertrand Russell - On Education, Especially in Early Childhood
- 12 January - T. Glynne Davies, poet, novelist and broadcaster (d. 1988)
- 25 January - Richard Davies, actor
- 21 February - Danny Canning, footballer
- 2 May - Clive Jenkins, trade union leader (d. 1999)
- 17 May - Tenniel Evans, actor (d. 2009)
- 27 July - Eddie Thomas, boxing champion and manager (d. 1997)
- 30 July - Gareth Alban Davies, poet and Hispanist (d. 2009)
- 1 August - Robert Thomas, sculptor (d. 1999)
- 23 September - Courtney Meredith, Wales and British Lions rugby player
- 2 October - Jan Morris (as James Morris), author
- 9 October - Ruth Ellis, murderess (d. 1955)
- 20 December - Geoffrey Howe, politician
- 30 December - Clifford Williams, actor and director
- date unknown - Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC
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- 7 February - William Evans Hoyle, director of the National Museum of Wales, 71
- 17 March - Sir David William Evans, lawyer, public servant, and Wales international rugby player, 59
- 20 May (in London) - Thomas Rees, academic, 56
- 24 May - John Williams, royal physician, 85
- 10 August - John Humphreys Davies, academic, 55
- 20 August - Billy Trew, Wales rugby union captain
- 23 August - Ernest Willows, aviation pioneer, 40
- 5 October - Dorothy Tennant (Lady Stanley), artist, 71
- 13 October - Eliseus Williams (Eifion Wyn), poet, 59
- 4 November - John Owen, Bishop of St David's, 72
- 30 November - Ellis Ellis-Griffith, politician, 66