On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Budapest surrounded by Soviet army

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England