What Happened on December 26th, 2004

Day of 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)