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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 30 September 2022

1971  On December - 26 air Canada jet on flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto hijacked to Cuba.  

1971  On December - 26 robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57  

1972  Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S., dies in Kansas City, Missouri on this day in history.  

1972  Harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88 on this day in history.  

1973  2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours on this day in history.  

1973  On December - 26 soyuz 13 returns to Earth  

1973  Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74 on December - 26.  

1974  On December - 26 television and radio comedian Jack Benny dies in Los Angeles at age 80.  

1974  Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80 on December - 26.  

1975  Russia begins the world's first supersonic air transport service with its Tupolev-144 run from Moscow to Alma-Ata on this day in history.  

1976  In St. John's Newfoundland a nursing home fire kills 21 elderly residents on December - 26.  

1976  On December - 26 philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64  

1977  Howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81 on December - 26.  

1978  On this day in history india's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail  

1985  On this day in history ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering  

1985  Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53 on this day in history.  

1986  On December - 26 m Montreal Canadien Doug Jarvis, age 31, sets a National Hockey League record as he skates in his 916th consecutive game  

1986  TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run on this day in history.  

1986  Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84 on December - 26.  

1988  John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90 on December - 26.  

1989  On December - 26 a provisional government takes control of Romania, following the secret trial and execution of President Nicolae Ceausescu.  

1989  Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86 on December - 26.  

1990  Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33  

1991  Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction (the gun used to kill Harvey Oswald) on December - 26.  

1991  Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India on December - 26.  

1991  Toronto Ontario Northwest Airlines buys 20 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft from de Haviland for $190 million; division of Boeing Canada on this day in history.  

1991  Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74  

1993  Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80 on December - 26.  

1994  On December - 26 french commandos storm a hijacked Air France jet on the ground in Marseille, freeing 170 hostages and killing the Algerian hijackers.  

1994  Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74 on December - 26.  

1996  Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colorado, home. The killing remains unsolved on December - 26.  

1997  On this day in history john Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81  

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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  On December - 26 birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

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

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

1618  On December - 26 birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

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 this day in history.  

1660  On December - 26 birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised  

Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on December - 26.  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on this day in history.  

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

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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