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Historical Events In December - 26

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

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

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

1943  On December - 26 british sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst  

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

1944  Battle of Bastogne-US troops repulse the Germans on December - 26.  

1944  Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans on December - 26.  

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

1946  Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens on December - 26.  

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

1947  On December - 26 british transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia  

1947  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 on this day in history.  

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

1948  On this day in history hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested  

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

1950  Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47 on December - 26.  

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  Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53 on December - 26.  

1958  Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday on December - 26.  

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

1961  Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies on December - 26.  

1963  "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies on December - 26.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1966  Ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1967  The BBC broadcasts "The Magical Mystery Tour" on December - 26.  

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 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 December - 26.  

1536  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on this day in history.  

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  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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 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 December - 26.  

0268  On this day in history death of pope Dionysius  

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

1458  On December - 26 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 December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  On December - 26 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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