What Happened on December 26, 2005

Historical Events

  • Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto kills 1 and wounds 6 others

Famous Deaths

  • Bill DeArango, American jazz guitarist (Charlie Ventura; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis; "Slam" Stewart), dies at 85
  • Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
  • Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
  • Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
  • Vincent Schiavelli, American actor, dies of cancer at 57
2005 Highlights

About December 26, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: That's My Goal - Shayne Ward