Historical Events In December - 26
Sunday, 18 April 2021
1971 Air Canada jet on flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.
1971 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1972 Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S., dies in Kansas City, Missouri on December - 26.
1972 On December - 26 harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88
1973 On this day in history 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
1973 On this day in history soyuz 13 returns to Earth
1973 Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history television and radio comedian Jack Benny dies in Los Angeles at age 80.
1974 On December - 26 jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
1975 Russia begins the world's first supersonic air transport service with its Tupolev-144 run from Moscow to Alma-Ata on December - 26.
1976 In St. John's Newfoundland a nursing home fire kills 21 elderly residents on this day in history.
1976 Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1977 Howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1978 India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail on this day in history.
1985 Ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering on December - 26.
1985 Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53 on December - 26.
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 On this day in history tV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run
1986 Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1988 On December - 26 john Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
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 this day in history.
1990 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship on this day in history.
1990 Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33 on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction (the gun used to kill Harvey Oswald)
1991 Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India on December - 26.
1991 On this day in history toronto Ontario Northwest Airlines buys 20 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft from de Haviland for $190 million; division of Boeing Canada.
1991 Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70 on December - 26.
1992 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74 on December - 26.
1993 On December - 26 jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80
1994 French commandos storm a hijacked Air France jet on the ground in Marseille, freeing 170 hostages and killing the Algerian hijackers on this day in history.
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 December - 26 john Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81