On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1974

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

Jack Benny [Benjamin Kubelski], American comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80

  • Knud√•ge Riisager, Danish composer (director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music 1956-67), dies at 77
  • Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, dies at 68
1974 Highlights

About December 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn