December 26 Deaths in History - December 26 Birthdays - December 26 Events



2005 Kerry Packer, Australian Businessman
2004 Reggie White, football player, dies at 43
2002 Herb Ritts, photographer, dies at 50
2001 Nigel Hawthorne, actor, The Madness of King George, dies at 72
2000 Jason Robards, actor, All the President's Men, dies at 78
2000 Leo Gordon, actor/writer, War and Remembrance, dies at 78
1999 Curtis Mayfield, composer/singer, People Get Ready, dies at 57
1997 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81
1997 John Whitley, air-Marshal, dies at 92
1994 Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Netherlands welfare worker, dies at 74
1994 Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Netherlands/South African economist/author, dies
1994 Karl Schiller, minister of RFA Economics (1966-72), dies
1994 Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 80
1994 Sylvia Brandts Buys, actress (Hague's Post), dies at 85
1994 Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
1993 Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80
1992 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
1992 Constance Carpenter, actress (2 Worlds), dies of stroke at 87
1992 John G Kemeny, U.S. computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
1992 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
1991 Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70
1991 Sam Cresson, dies at 73
1989 Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86
1989 Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress (Alcatraz Island), dies
1988 John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
1986 Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
1985 Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53
1977 Howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81
1977 Ivan Rezak, composer, dies at 53
1974 Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
1974 Knudage Riisager, composer, dies at 77
1974 Robert Levine Sanders, composer, dies at 68
1973 Harold B Lee, U.S. head of Mormon Church, dies at 74
1973 Steven Geray, actor (French Line), dies at 69
1973 William Haines, actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73
1972 Harry Truman, 33rd U.S. President (1945-53), dies in Kansas City, Missouri at 88
1972 Harry S. Truman, American President
1971 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
1969 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
1968 Weegee, also known as Arthur Fellig, American Photographer
1968 Kenneth Scott Latourette, American Historian
1966 Ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88
1966 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, singer (Armoede, Finale), dies at 91
1966 Noel Gallon, composer, dies at 75
1965 Anthonie Donker, Dutch, literary, dies at 63
1963 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
1960 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
1958 Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday
1957 Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53
1956 Holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74
1952 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
1950 Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47
1950 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68
1942 Bosinier de la Chapelle, French murderer of Admiral Darlan, executed at 24
1937 Ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
1933 Lunatscharski, writer, dies
1931 Melvil Dewey, American Inventor
1930 Kin Hubbard, American Journalist
1918 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
1917 Louise J Gautier, French poet/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71
1916 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
1909 Frederic Remington, American Artist
1890 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86
1887 Jules Francois Blasini, Curaeaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
1886 John A. Logan, American Soldier
1879 Jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies
1866 Samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49
1862 38 Santee Sioux indians, hanged in Mankato
1861 Philip St. George Cocke, Confederate Brigadier-General, commits suicide at 52
1837 Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87
1836 Hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63
1827 Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81
1797 John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72
1776 Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle
1771 Claude A Helvetius, French encyclopedist (L'esprit), dies at 56
1740 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, Lieutenant-general (12 children), dies
1736 Antonio Caldara, composer, dies
1679 John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam landscape painter, dies at 53
1676 Domenicus van Tol, Dutch painter, dies
1658 Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78
1627 Gonzaga, Italian monarch of Mantua/Monferrato, dies
1624 Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54
1574 Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50
1530 Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47
1476 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered
267 Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies







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