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Historical Events In December - 26

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1940  On this day in history 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148  

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

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  British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst on December - 26.  

1943  General A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1887-1966 retires as commander of First Canadian Army on December - 26.  

1944  On this day in history battle of Bastogne-US troops repulse the Germans  

1944  On December - 26 battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans  

1945  CFP franc and CFA franc are created on December - 26.  

1946  On this day in history flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens  

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

1947  British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia on December - 26.  

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

1948  Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested on December - 26.  

1950  On this day in history gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)  

1950  On this day in history emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47  

1952  On this day in history pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59  

1956  On this day in history holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74  

1957  On this day in history artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53  

1958  On December - 26 harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday  

1960  On this day in history eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54  

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

1963  "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies on this day in history.  

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

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  Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline on December - 26.  

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  S F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies on December - 26.  

1969  On December - 26 louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67  

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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  On this day in history birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

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 this day in history.  

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  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.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0268  On December - 26 death of pope Dionysius  

1350  On this day in history death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

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  On December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

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

1624  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on December - 26.  

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