What Happened on December 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

Famous Weddings

  • "Kill Bill" actress David Carradine (67) weds Annie Berman (43) at the seaside in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • Aki Sirkesalo, Finnish musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1962)
  • Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African pediatric heart surgeon (b. 1959)
  • Marianne Heiberg, Norwegian mediator (b. 1945)
  • Mieszko Talarczyk, Lead singer/Guitarist of grindcore band, Nasum, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1974)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Reggie White, American football player, dies at 43

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1959)
  • Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1928)
  • Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)