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Historical Events In December - 26

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1916  Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I  

1917  On December - 26 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron  

1917  On December - 26 rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes  

1917  Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1918  On December - 26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)  

1918  Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1919  Yanks & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth on December - 26.  

1920  Gote Carlid, composer on December - 26.  

1921  On December - 26 steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show)  

1924  On this day in history judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut  

1924  Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas on this day in history.  

1925  On December - 26 turkey adopts Gregorian calendar  

1925  1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history baron Baker, activist  

1926  On December - 26 prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan  

1926  Earle Brown, composer on this day in history.  

1927  Alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me) on December - 26.  

1928  On December - 26 johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming  

1929  Régine, French singer and nightclub owner on December - 26.  

1930  On December - 26 donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)  

1931  Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Broadway on this day in history.  

1931  On December - 26 george/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC  

1932  Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history the Nissan Motor Company was organized in Tokyo under the name Dat Jidosha Seizo Co  

1933  US forswears armed intervention in the Western Hemisphere on December - 26.  

1933  Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours on December - 26.  

1933  On this day in history lunatscharski, writer, dies  

1934  On this day in history yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms  

1935  Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth" on December - 26.  

1936  On December - 26 israel Philarmonic Orch forms  

1937  On December - 26 ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47  

1938  Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out on December - 26.  

1939  Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey on December - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily was born on this day in history.  

1532  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on December - 26.  

1618  On this day in history birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on December - 26.  

1646  On this day in history birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  On December - 26 dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

1350  On December - 26 death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

1458  On this day in history death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

1476  Death of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  On this day in history charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50  

1624  On this day in history simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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