Historical Events In December - 26
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
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 On December - 26 harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S., dies in Kansas City, Missouri.
1972 Harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88 on December - 26.
1973 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours on this day in history.
1973 Soyuz 13 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74
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 On this day in history russia begins the world's first supersonic air transport service with its Tupolev-144 run from Moscow to Alma-Ata.
1976 In St. John's Newfoundland a nursing home fire kills 21 elderly residents on December - 26.
1976 Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64 on December - 26.
1977 On this day in history howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81
1978 On this day in history india's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail
1985 Ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53
1986 M Montreal Canadien Doug Jarvis, age 31, sets a National Hockey League record as he skates in his 916th consecutive game on December - 26.
1986 On this day in history tV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run
1986 On this day in history elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
1988 On this day in history john Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
1989 A provisional government takes control of Romania, following the secret trial and execution of President Nicolae Ceausescu on this day in history.
1989 Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86 on December - 26.
1990 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship on December - 26.
1990 Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33 on this day in history.
1991 Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction (the gun used to kill Harvey Oswald) on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
1991 On December - 26 toronto Ontario Northwest Airlines buys 20 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft from de Haviland for $190 million; division of Boeing Canada.
1991 On this day in history dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70
1992 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1993 Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80 on December - 26.
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 On December - 26 six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colorado, home. The killing remains unsolved.
1997 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81 on December - 26.