On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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"The Philadelphia Story" film directed by George Cukor, based on the Broadway play of the same name and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, is released (Academy Awards Best Actor 1941)

  • 1st-class cricket debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
  • JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
  • Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)