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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1939

[Harvey] Phil Spector, record producer (Wall of Sound)

Birth
1939

Mine strikes in Borinage Brussels

Event
1939

Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)

Birth
1940

1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148

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1940

Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host

Birth
1940

JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC

Event
1941

Daniel Schmid, actor/director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)

Birth
1941

Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"

Event
1942

Earl Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)

Birth
1942

Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)

Birth
1942

Ernie Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)

Birth
1942

Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24

Death
1942

Marco Vinicio Cerezo Ar‚valo, president of Guatemala (1986-91)

Birth
1942

Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)

Birth
1943

Earl Claus von Stauffenberg vain with bomb to Hitlers headquarter

Event
1943

British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst

Event
1943

Chicago Bears win NFL championship

Event
1944

Budapest surrounded by soviet army

Event
1944

Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)

Birth
1944

Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie," premieres in Chicago

Event
1944

Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans

Event
1945

John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)

Birth
1946

"Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 perfs

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1946

35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)

Event
1946

"Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances

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