Historical Events In December - 26
Monday, 19 April 2021
1940 On December - 26 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
1941 Winston Churchill becomes first British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing" on December - 26.
1941 Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing" on this day in history.
1942 The Canadian-escorted convoy ONS-154 loses 14 ships to German U-boats in mid-Atlantic; gets 32 to Britain by Dec. 30 on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24
1943 On December - 26 british sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
1943 On December - 26 general A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1887-1966 retires as commander of First Canadian Army
1944 On December - 26 battle of Bastogne-US troops repulse the Germans
1944 Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans on this day in history.
1945 CFP franc and CFA franc are created on December - 26.
1946 On December - 26 flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens
1946 On this day in history "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 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 this day in history.
1948 On December - 26 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 this day in history.
1952 On this day in history pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
1956 On December - 26 holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74
1957 Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.
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 December - 26.
1961 On December - 26 charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies
1963 On this day in history "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
1964 Beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks on December - 26.
1964 Moors Murderers claim last victim on December - 26.
1965 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway on December - 26.
1965 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline on December - 26.
1965 On this day in history anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63
1966 On December - 26 ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88
1967 On December - 26 the BBC broadcasts "The Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 On December - 26 s F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies
1969 On December - 26 louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67