On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 2004

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationBoxing Day Tsunami

9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and edges of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people

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The tsunami hits Ao Nang, Thailand
The tsunami hits Ao Nang, Thailand
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Famous Weddings

  • "Kill Bill" actor David Carradine (67) weds Annie Berman (43) at the seaside in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • Aki Sirkesalo, Finnish musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1962)
  • Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African pediatric heart surgeon (b. 1959)
  • Marianne Heiberg, Norwegian mediator (b. 1945)
  • Mieszko Talarczyk, Lead singer/Guitarist of grindcore band, Nasum, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1974)
  • Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1959)
  • Simon Atlee, British fashion photographer, drowned by tsunami in Thailand at 33
  • Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman and husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, dies at 76
  • Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)
2004 Highlights

About December 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn