What Happened on December 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Weddings

  • "Kill Bill" actress 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)

Person of interestReggie White

Reggie White, American football player, dies at 43

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • 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)