On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout

Famous Birthdays

  • Tiffany Brissette, American actress (Vicki-Small Wonder), born in Paradise, California
  • Tony Brackens, American football defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Fairfield, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), dies of heart disease at 59
  • Jack Benny [Benjamin Kubelski], American comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80
  • Knudage Riisager, composer, dies at 77
  • Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, dies at 68