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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1946

Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)

Event
1946

Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster

Birth
1946

Gordon Edwards, rocker

Birth
1947

"Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances

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1947

British transfer Heard and McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia

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1947

Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)

Birth
1947

Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)

Birth
1947

Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84ø F

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1948

Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested

Event
1948

Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)

Birth
1949

Ira Newborn, NYC, orch leader (Manhattan Transfer)

Birth
1950

Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47

Death
1950

James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68

Death
1950

Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

Birth
1950

Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)

Event
1950

Victoria Racimo, NYC, actress (Corene-Falcon Crest)

Birth
1951

Richard Skinner, British DJ

Birth
1952

Andr‚-Michel Schub, Paris France, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981)

Birth
1952

Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59

Death
1953

Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1953

Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter

Birth
1954

Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1954

Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)

Birth
1954

Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)

Birth
1954

Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth