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.