Historical Events In December - 26
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1916 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81 on December - 26.
1917 On December - 26 fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I
1917 On this day in history 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
1917 Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes on December - 26.
1917 On this day in history louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71
1918 On December - 26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
1918 On this day in history bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
1919 On December - 26 yanks & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth
1920 Gote Carlid, composer on this day in history.
1921 Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show) on December - 26.
1924 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut on this day in history.
1924 On December - 26 frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
1925 Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar on December - 26.
1925 On this day in history 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
1925 Baron Baker, activist on this day in history.
1926 Prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan on December - 26.
1926 On December - 26 earle Brown, composer
1927 On December - 26 alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me)
1928 On this day in history johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
1929 On December - 26 régine, French singer and nightclub owner
1930 Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run) on this day in history.
1931 On this day in history pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Broadway
1931 George/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC on December - 26.
1932 Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China on this day in history.
1933 On December - 26 the Nissan Motor Company was organized in Tokyo under the name Dat Jidosha Seizo Co
1933 On December - 26 uS forswears armed intervention in the Western Hemisphere
1933 On this day in history bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours
1933 Lunatscharski, writer, dies on this day in history.
1934 Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms on this day in history.
1935 On this day in history stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"
1936 On December - 26 israel Philarmonic Orch forms
1937 On December - 26 ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
1938 On this day in history bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out
1939 On this day in history earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey