On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Muhammad Ali finishes off German J├╝rgen Blin with a thundering right cross for a 7th-round knockout in a non-title heavyweight boxing contest in Zurich, Switzerland

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Famous Birthdays

  • Jared Leto, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream), born in Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director, born in Staten Island, New York City
  • Mark Lathwell, English cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993), born in Bletchley, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57