Culture Wikia
Advertisement
Culture Wikia

Script error: No such module "Protection banner". Script error: No such module "Pp-move-indef".

2021

01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31  
01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28  
 
01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31  
 
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
 
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31  
 
01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30  
 
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
 
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31  
 
01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30  
 
01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31  
01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30  
 
01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
 
  2020 (Saturday)
  2019 (Thursday)
  2018 (Wednesday)
  2017 (Tuesday)
  2016 (Monday)
  2015 (Saturday)
  2014 (Friday)
  2013 (Thursday)
  2012 (Wednesday)
  2011 (Monday)

[[Category:Script error: No such module "pagetype". with short description]]Script error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters".Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Script error: No such module "SDcat".December 26 is the Script error: No such module "Ordinal". day of the year (Script error: No such module "Ordinal". in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. Five days remain until the end of the year.

Events

  • 887Berengar I is elected as king of Italy by the lords of Lombardy. He is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy at Pavia.[1]
  • 1481Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
  • 1489 – The forces of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take control of Almería from the Nasrid ruler of Granada, Muhammad XIII.
  • 1776American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacks and successfully defeats a garrison of Hessian forces.
  • 1790Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
  • 1793Second Battle of Wissembourg: France defeats Austria.
  • 1799Henry Lee III's eulogy to George Washington in congress declares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen". (This is not to be confused with Washington's funeral on December 18.)
  • 1805 – Austria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
  • 1806 – Battles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
  • 1811 – A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
  • 1825 – Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I but are suppressed in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1860 – The first ever inter-club English association football match takes place between Hallam and Sheffield football clubs in Sheffield.
  • 1861American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James Murray Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
  • 1862 – Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board Template:Ship are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
  • 1862 – The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, where 38 Native Americans died.[2]
  • 1871Thespis, the first Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration, debuts. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years and the score has been lost.
  • 1898Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
  • 1919Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee, allegedly establishing the Curse of the Bambino superstition.
  • 1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
  • 1943World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway's North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
  • 1944 – World War II: George S. Patton's Third Army breaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
  • 1948 – Cardinal József Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
  • 1948 – The last Soviet troops withdraw from North Korea.
  • 1963The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.
  • 1966 – The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • 1968 – The Communist Party of the Philippines is established by Jose Maria Sison, breaking away from the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas-1930.
  • 1972Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.
  • 1975Tu-144, the world's first commercial supersonic aircraft, surpassing Mach 2, went into service.
  • 1991 – The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War.[3]
  • 1994 – Four Armed Islamic Group hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the hijackers.
  • 1998Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
  • 1999 – The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • 2003 – The 6.6 Template:M Bam earthquake shakes southeastern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving more than 26,000 dead and 30,000 injured.
  • 2004 – The 9.1–9.3 Template:M Indian Ocean earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). One of the largest observed tsunamis follows, affecting the coastal areas of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia; death toll is estimated at 227,898.
  • 2004 – Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
  • 20062006 Hengchun earthquakes.[4]
  • 2012 – China opens the world's longest high-speed rail route, which links Beijing and Guangzhou.
  • 2015 – During the December 2015 North American storm complex, a Tornado Outbreak occurred in the DFW Metroplex, with the most notable tornadoes being an EF2, EF3, and an EF4. About a dozen people died due to various reasons, 10 of which due to the EF4, which did substantial damage to the suburb of Rowlett.

Births

  • 1194Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
  • 1446Charles de Valois, Duke de Berry, French noble (d. 1472)
  • 1526Rose Lok, businesswoman and Protestant exile (d.1613)
  • 1532Wilhelm Xylander, German scholar and academic (d. 1576)
  • 1536Yi I, Korean philosopher and scholar (d. 1584)
  • 1537Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1593)
  • 1581Philip III, Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach (d. 1643)
  • 1618Elisabeth of the Palatinate, German princess, philosopher, and Calvinist (d. 1680)
  • 1628John Page, American politician (d. 1692)
  • 1646Robert Bolling, English-American merchant and planter (d. 1709)
  • 1687Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist and composer (d. 1755)
  • 1716Thomas Gray, English poet and scholar (d. 1771)
  • 1716 – Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier and philosopher (d. 1803)
  • 1723Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-French author and playwright (d. 1807)
  • 1737Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1815)
  • 1751Lord George Gordon, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1751 – Clemens Maria Hofbauer, Austrian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1820)
  • 1769Ernst Moritz Arndt, German writer and poet (d. 1860)
  • 1780Mary Somerville, Scottish mathematician, astronomer, and author (d. 1872)[5]
  • 1785Étienne Constantin de Gerlache, Belgian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1782Philaret Drozdov, Russian metropolitan and saint (d. 1867)
  • 1791Charles Babbage, English mathematician and engineer, invented the Difference engine (d. 1871)
  • 1803Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (d. 1882)
  • 1819E. D. E. N. Southworth, American author and educator (d. 1899)
  • 1820Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (d. 1890)
  • 1837Morgan Bulkeley, American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1922)
  • 1837 – George Dewey, American admiral (d. 1917)
  • 1852Johannes François Snelleman, Dutch zoologist, orientalist, and ethnographer (d. 1938)
  • 1853René Bazin, French author and academic (d. 1932)
  • 1854José Yves Limantour, Mexican financier and politician, Mexican Secretary of Finance (d. 1935)
  • 1859William Stephens, American lawyer and politician, 24th Governor of California (d. 1944)
  • 1863Charles Pathé, French record producer, co-founded Pathé Records (d. 1957)
  • 1864Yun Chi-ho, Korean activist and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1867Phan Bội Châu, Vietnamese activist (d. 1940)
  • 1869Mathieu Cordang, Dutch cyclist (d. 1942)
  • 1872Norman Angell, English journalist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1873Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1874Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and academic (d. 1965)
  • 1883Maurice Utrillo, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1885Bazoline Estelle Usher, African-American educator (d. 1992)[6]
  • 1887Arthur Percival, English general (d. 1966)
  • 1888Marius Canard, French orientalist and historian (d. 1982)
  • 1890Konstantinos Georgakopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)
  • 1890 – Percy Hodge, English runner (d. 1967)
  • 1891Henry Miller, American author and painter (d. 1980)
  • 1892Don Barclay, American actor and illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1893Mao Zedong, Chinese politician, Chairman of the Communist Party of China (d. 1976)
  • 1894Jean Toomer, American author and poet (d. 1967)
  • 1900Evelyn Bark, leading member of the British Red Cross, first female recipient of the CMG (d. 1993) [7]
  • 1901Elmar Muuk, Estonian linguist and author (d. 1941)
  • 1902Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1980)
  • 1903Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (d. 1995)
  • 1904Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (d. 1980)
  • 1905William Loeb III, American publisher (d. 1981)
  • 1907Albert Gore, Sr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1908Ralph Hill, American runner (d. 1994)
  • 1909Matt Gordy, American pole vaulter (d. 1989)
  • 1910Imperio Argentina, Argentine-Spanish actress and singer (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – Marguerite Churchill, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1912Arsenio Lacson, Filipino journalist and politician, Mayor of Manila (d. 1962)
  • 1913Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1914Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1915Rolf Botvid, Swedish actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1918Olga Lopes-Seale, Guyanese-Barbadian singer and radio host (d. 2011)
  • 1918 – Georgios Rallis, Greek lieutenant and politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
  • 1921Steve Allen, American actor, singer, talk show host, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1921 – John Severin, American illustrator (d. 2012)
  • 1922Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1923Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2013)
  • 1924Frank Broyles, American football player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2017)
  • 1926Earle Brown, American composer (d. 2002)
  • 1927Denis Gifford, English journalist and historian (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – Alan King, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Stu Miller, American baseball player (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Denis Quilley, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1929Kathleen Crowley, American actress (d. 2017)
  • 1929 – Régine Zylberberg, Belgian-French singer and actress
  • 1930Jean Ferrat, French singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2010)
  • 1930 – Harry Gamble, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Donald Moffat, English-American actor (d. 2018)
  • 1933Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2019)
  • 1935Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American singer
  • 1935 – Rohan Kanhai, Guyanese cricketer
  • 1935 – Norm Ullman, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1936Peep Jänes, Estonian architect
  • 1936 – Trevor Taylor, English race car driver (d. 2010)
  • 1937John Horton Conway, English mathematician, known for Conway's Game of Life (d. 2020)
  • 1938Bahram Beyzai, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Robert Hamerton-Kelly, South African-American pastor, scholar, and author (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1938 – Mirko Kovač, Yugoslav-Croatian author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1939Fred Schepisi, Australian director and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Phil Spector, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1940Edward C. Prescott, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1941Daniel Schmid, Swiss actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1942Vinicio Cerezo, Guatemalan politician, 28th President of Guatemala
  • 1942 – Catherine Coulter, American author
  • 1942 – Gray Davis, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of California
  • 1944William Ayers, American academic and activist
  • 1945John Walsh, American television host, producer, and activist, created America's Most Wanted
  • 1946Alan Frumin, American lawyer and politician
  • 1946 – Tiit Rosenberg, Estonian historian and academic
  • 1947James T. Conway, American general
  • 1947 – Jean Echenoz, French author
  • 1947 – Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
  • 1947 – Josef Janíček, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player
  • 1947 – Richard Levis McCormick, American historian and academic
  • 1948Candy Crowley, American journalist
  • 1949José Ramos-Horta, East Timorese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of East Timor, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1950Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Pakistani businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1950 – Mario Mendoza, Mexican baseball player and manager
  • 1953Leonel Fernández, Dominican lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Dominican Republic
  • 1953 – Makis Katsavakis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Swedish-Estonian journalist and politician, 4th President of Estonia
  • 1953 – Henning Schmitz, German drummer
  • 1954Peter Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and philanthropist
  • 1954 – Ozzie Smith, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1955Evan Bayh, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Indiana
  • 1956David Sedaris, American comedian, author, and radio host
  • 1957Dermot Murnaghan, English-Northern Irish journalist and game show host
  • 1958Adrian Newey, English aerodynamicist and engineer
  • 1959Kōji Morimoto, Japanese animator and director
  • 1959 – Hans Nielsen, Danish motorcycle racer
  • 1959 – Wang Lijun, Chinese police officer and politician
  • 1960Keith Martin Ball, American mathematician and academic
  • 1960 – Ruud Kaiser, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Jim Toomey, American cartoonist
  • 1960 – Cem Uzan, Turkish businessman and politician
  • 1961Andrew Lock, Australian mountaineer
  • 1961 – John Lynch, Northern Irish actor
  • 1962Mark Starr, English wrestler (d. 2013)
  • 1963Craig Teitzel, Australian rugby league player
  • 1963 – Lars Ulrich, Danish-American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1964Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • 1966Jay Farrar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Tim Legler, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Jay Yuenger, American guitarist and producer
  • 1968Matt Zoller Seitz, American film critic and author
  • 1969Isaac Viciosa, Spanish runner
  • 1970James Mercer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971Jared Leto, American actor and musician
  • 1971 – Mika Nurmela, Finnish footballer
  • 1971 – Tatiana Sorokko, Russian-American model and journalist
  • 1972Esteban Fuertes, Argentinian footballer
  • 1972 – Robert Muchamore, English author
  • 1973Paulo Frederico Benevenute, Brazilian footballer
  • 1973 – Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player
  • 1973 – Nobuhiko Matsunaka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973 – Steve Prescott, English rugby player (d. 2013)
  • 1974Joshua John Miller, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1975Chris Calaguio, Filipino basketball player
  • 1975 – Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player
  • 1975 – María Vasco, Spanish race walker
  • 1976Simon Goodwin, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1977Fatih Akyel, Turkish footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Adrienn Hegedűs, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1978Karel Rüütli, Estonian lawyer and politician
  • 1978 – Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1979Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 – Chris Daughtry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper
  • 1979 – Craig Wing, Australian rugby player
  • 1980Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
  • 1980 – Ceylan Ertem, Turkish singer
  • 1981Pablo Canavosio, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
  • 1981 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
  • 1982Kenneth Darby, American football player
  • 1982 – Noel Hunt, Irish footballer
  • 1982 – Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian skier
  • 1983Yu Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Alexander Wang, American fashion designer
  • 1984Ahmed Barusso, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1984 – Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italian rugby player
  • 1984 – Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker
  • 1985Beth Behrs, American actress
  • 1986Kit Harington, English actor
  • 1986 – Hugo Lloris, French footballer
  • 1986 – Selen Soyder, Turkish actress and beauty queen
  • 1989Yohan Blake, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1990Jon Bellion, American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer
  • 1990 – Andy Biersack, American singer-songwriter
  • 1990 – Denis Cheryshev, Russian footballer
  • 1990 – Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer[8]
  • 1991Eden Sher, American actress
  • 1992Cecilia Costa Melgar, Chilean tennis player
  • 1992 – Jade Thirlwall, English singer
  • 1994Souleymane Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer

Deaths

  • 268Dionysius, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 418Zosimus, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 831Euthymius of Sardis, Byzantine bishop and saint (b. 754)
  • 865Zheng, empress of the Tang Dynasty
  • 893Masrur al-Balkhi, Abbasid general
  • 1006Gao Qiong, Chinese general (b. 935)
  • 1191Reginald Fitz Jocelin, archbishop-elect of Canterbury
  • 1302Valdemar, king of Sweden (b. 1239)
  • 1331Philip I, Prince of Taranto, titular Latin Emperor (b. 1278)
  • 1350Jean de Marigny, French archbishop
  • 1352John, 3rd Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1330)
  • 1360Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent, English commander (b. 1314)
  • 1413Michele Steno, doge of Venice (b. 1331)
  • 1441Niccolò III d'Este, marquess of Ferrara
  • 1458Arthur III, duke of Brittany (b. 1393)
  • 1476Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan (b. 1444)
  • 1530Babur, Mongolian emperor (b. 1483)
  • 1574Charles de Lorraine, French cardinal (b. 1524)
  • 1646Henri de Bourbon, prince of Condé (b. 1588)
  • 1731Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (b. 1672)
  • 1771Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher and activist (b. 1715)
  • 1780John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (b. 1712)
  • 1784Seth Warner, American colonel (b. 1743)
  • 1786Gasparo Gozzi, Italian playwright and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1863Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (b. 1775)
  • 1869Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (b. 1797)
  • 1890Heinrich Schliemann, German-Italian archaeologist and author (b. 1822)
  • 1909Frederic Remington, American painter and illustrator (b. 1861)
  • 1923Dietrich Eckart, German journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1868)
  • 1925Jan Letzel, Czech architect, designed the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (b. 1880)
  • 1929Albert Giraud, Belgian poet (b. 1860)
  • 1931Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator, created the Dewey Decimal Classification (b. 1851)
  • 1933Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1875)
  • 1933 – Henry Watson Fowler, English lexicographer and educator (b. 1858)
  • 1959Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (b. 1890)
  • 1960Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (b. 1889)
  • 1963Gorgeous George, American wrestler (b. 1915)
  • 1966Ina Boudier-Bakker, Dutch author (b. 1875)
  • 1966 – Herbert Otto Gille, German general (b. 1897)
  • 1966 – Guillermo Stábile, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1905)
  • 1968Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1898)
  • 1970Lillian Board, South African-English runner (b. 1948)
  • 1972Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)
  • 1973Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
  • 1974Farid al-Atrash, Syrian-Egyptian singer-songwriter, oud player, and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1974 – Jack Benny, American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, and violinist (b. 1894)
  • 1974 – Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, Scottish admiral (b. 1890)
  • 1977Howard Hawks, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1980Tony Smith, American sculptor and educator (b. 1912)
  • 1981Amber Reeves, New Zealand-English author and scholar (b. 1887)
  • 1981 – Suat Hayri Ürgüplü, Turkish politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1903)
  • 1981 – Savitri, Indian actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer (b. 1936)
  • 1986Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1987Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist, curator at the American Museum of Natural History (b. 1916)
  • 1988Glenn McCarthy, American businessman, founded the Shamrock Hotel (b. 1907)
  • 1988 – Pablo Sorozábal, German-Spanish composer and conductor (b. 1897)
  • 1989Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 1990Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (b. 1923)
  • 1994Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (b. 1933)
  • 1996JonBenét Ramsey, American child beauty queen and prominent unsolved murder victim (b. 1990)
  • 1997Cahit Arf, Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek economist and philosopher (b. 1922)
  • 1998Ram Swarup, Indian writer on Hindu philosophy and religion (b. 1920)
  • 1999Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
  • 1999 – Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian academic and politician, 9th President of India (b. 1918)
  • 2000Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2001Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2002Herb Ritts, American photographer and director (b. 1952)
  • 2002 – Armand Zildjian, American businessman, founded the Avedis Zildjian Company (b. 1921)
  • 2003Virginia Coffey, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • 2004Troy Broadbridge, Australian footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2004 – Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African surgeon and academic (b. 1959)
  • 2004 – Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1959)
  • 2004 – Angus Ogilvy, English businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Mieszko Talarczyk, Polish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1974)
  • 2004 – Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2005Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American soprano (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2005 – Kerry Packer, Australian publisher and businessman (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Viacheslav Platonov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1939)
  • 2005 – Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – Erich Topp, German commander (b. 1914)
  • 2006Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier and engineer (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Munir Niazi, Indian-Pakistani poet (b. 1928)
  • 2009Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
  • 2010Salvador Jorge Blanco, 48th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Edward Bhengu, South African activist (b. 1934)
  • 2010 – Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1956)
  • 2011Houston Antwine, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican-American actor and producer (b. 1940)
  • 2011 – Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian politician, 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka (b. 1932)
  • 2011 – Joe Bodolai, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
  • 2011 – James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (b. 1950)
  • 2012Gerry Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Ibrahim Tannous, Lebanese general (b. 1929)
  • 2013Paul Blair, American baseball player and coach (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-American actress and singer (b. 1912)
  • 2014Stanisław Barańczak, Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – James B. Edwards, American dentist, soldier, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1922)
  • 2015Sidney Mintz, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Jim O'Toole, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2016Ricky Harris, American comedian, actor (b. 1962)
  • 2016 – George S. Irving, American actor, singer and dancer (b. 1922)
  • 2017Irv Weinstein, American broadcaster and television news anchor (b. 1930)

Holidays and observances

  • Boxing Day, except when December 26 is a Sunday. If it is a Sunday, Boxing Day is transferred to December 27 by Royal Proclamation. (Commonwealth of Nations), and its related observances:
    • Day of Good Will (South Africa and Namibia)
    • Family Day (Vanuatu)
    • Thanksgiving (Solomon Islands)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Abadiu of Antinoe (Coptic Church)
    • Earliest day on which Feast of the Holy Family can fall, celebrated on Sunday after Christmas or 30 if Christmas falls on a Sunday.
    • James the Just (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Stephen (Western Church)
    • Synaxis of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • December 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Independence and Unity Day (Slovenia)
  • Mauro Hamza Day (Houston, Texas)
  • Mummer's Day (Padstow, Cornwall)
  • St. Stephen's Day (public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland), and its related observances:
    • Father's Day (Bulgaria)
  • The first day of Kwanzaa, celebrated until January 1 (United States)
  • The first day of Junkanoo street parade, the second day is on the New Year's Day (The Bahamas)
  • The second day of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Western Christianity)
    • Second day of Christmas (Public holiday in the Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia)
  • Wren Day (Ireland and the Isle of Man)

References

  1. Reuter, p. 121. Template:Full citation needed
  2. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  3. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  4. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  5. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  6. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  7. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  8. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".

Script error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters".

External links

Script error: No such module "Side box".


{{{header}}}
{{{body}}}