On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 2001

Historical Events

  • Crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) record one of their largest 1-day jumps of the year as traders become convinced that OPEC will follow through on production cuts

Famous Weddings

J. K. Rowling

"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), dies at 72
2001 Highlights

About December 26, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn