What Happened on December 26, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Plantefol, French rugby union second rower (11 Tests; Racing CF, SU Agen), born in Colombes, France (d. 2022)
  • Barry Wood, English cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • Earl Cate, American country singer and piano player (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks),born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Ernie Cate, American country singer and guitarist (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • Rob de Nijs, Dutch pop singer (Put A Candle In Your Window), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Vinicio Cerezo, President of Guatemala (1986-91), born in Guatemala City

Famous Deaths

  • Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1927, 28, 29; Army; NFL: New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a fractured skull from a fall at 37
  • Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, French resistance fighter and assassin of Admiral of the Fleet and Vichy Prime Minister François Darlan, executed by firing squad at 20
1942 Highlights

About December 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn