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Historical Events In December - 26

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

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

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 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  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  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 this day in history.  

1944  On December - 26 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  On December - 26 flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens  

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

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

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

1948  Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested on this day in history.  

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

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

1958  On this day in history harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday  

1960  Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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 December - 26 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway  

1965  On this day in history paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline  

1965  Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63 on December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history 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 December - 26 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  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on this day in history.  

1542  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 December - 26.  

1574  On December - 26 charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50  

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

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