Historical Events In December - 26
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1940 On this day in history 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
1941 On December - 26 winston Churchill becomes first British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing"
1941 Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing" on this day in history.
1942 On December - 26 the Canadian-escorted convoy ONS-154 loses 14 ships to German U-boats in mid-Atlantic; gets 32 to Britain by Dec. 30.
1942 On this day in history bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24
1943 On December - 26 british sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
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 Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans on this day in history.
1945 CFP franc and CFA franc are created on December - 26.
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 December - 26 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 On this day in history hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested
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 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59 on December - 26.
1956 On December - 26 holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74
1957 Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53 on December - 26.
1958 Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday on this day in history.
1960 On December - 26 eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
1961 Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies on this day in history.
1963 On December - 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
1964 On December - 26 beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
1964 Moors Murderers claim last victim on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
1965 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline on December - 26.
1965 On this day in history anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63
1966 Ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88 on December - 26.
1967 On this day in history the BBC broadcasts "The Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 On this day in history s F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies
1969 On this day in history louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67