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Historical Events In December - 26

Monday, 03 October 2022

1940  1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on December - 26.  

1941  On this day in history winston Churchill becomes first British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing"  

1941  On December - 26 winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"  

1942  The Canadian-escorted convoy ONS-154 loses 14 ships to German U-boats in mid-Atlantic; gets 32 to Britain by Dec. 30 on this day in history.  

1942  Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24 on December - 26.  

1943  British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history general A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1887-1966 retires as commander of First Canadian Army  

1944  On December - 26 battle of Bastogne-US troops repulse the Germans  

1944  On this day in history battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans  

1945  CFP franc and CFA franc are created on this day in history.  

1946  Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens on this day in history.  

1946  "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances on December - 26.  

1947  On this day in history british transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia  

1947  On this day in history heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs. That same day, Los Angeles set a record high of 84ø F  

1947  On December - 26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances  

1948  Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested on December - 26.  

1950  Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs) on December - 26.  

1950  On December - 26 emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47  

1952  On December - 26 pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59  

1956  On December - 26 holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74  

1957  On December - 26 artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53  

1958  Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday on this day in history.  

1960  Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54 on December - 26.  

1961  On this day in history charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies  

1963  On December - 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies  

1964  On this day in history beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks  

1964  On this day in history moors Murderers claim last victim  

1965  On this day in history "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway  

1965  On December - 26 paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline  

1965  Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1966  On December - 26 ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88  

1967  The BBC broadcasts "The Magical Mystery Tour" on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history s F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies  

1969  Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  On this day in history birth of frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily  

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

1536  On December - 26 birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  On December - 26 birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on December - 26.  

1633  On this day in history birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on December - 26.  

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on this day in history.  

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on December - 26.  

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

1530  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1574  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on December - 26.  

1624  On December - 26 simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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