On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club, London

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday

Famous Birthdays

  • Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and author (Poverty), dies at 91
  • Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75