December 26th: What is special about this date?

December 26th marks the 360th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 361st in case of leap years). There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on December 26th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to December 26th and what happened on December 26th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about December 26th.


December 26th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On December 26th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Jared Leto
    Jared Leto (1971)

    American actor, singer-songwriter, director.

  • Kit Harington
    Kit Harington (1986)

    Tv actor.

  • Andy Biersack
    Andy Biersack (1990)

    Rock singer.

  • Richard Widmark
    Richard Widmark (1914)

    American actor who played a psychotic killer in the 1947 film "kiss of death".

  • Steve Allen
    Steve Allen (1921)

    American comedian, actor, singer, master host, host, and writer of fiction (49 novels), poetry, humor and mystery.

  • Shun Oguri
    Shun Oguri (1982)

    Japanese director and actor.

  • Eden Sher
    Eden Sher (1991)

    American actress best known for her role as Sue Heck on the TV series 'The Middle'.

  • Donald Moffat
    Donald Moffat (1930)

    English-american actor (d. 2018).

  • Elizabeth Kostova
    Elizabeth Kostova (1964)

    American author.

  • Caroll Spinney
    Caroll Spinney (1933)

    American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2019).

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December 26th: who died on this date?

On December 26th the following celebrities died:

  • Curtis Mayfield
    Curtis Mayfield (1999)

    Curtis mayfield was an influential funk singer known for his socially conscious lyrics and his work with the group the impressions.

  • Gerald Ford
    Gerald Ford (2006)

    American politician, lawyer, congressman, and vice-president under richard nixon, 1969, and the 38th president the united states.

  • Teena Marie
    Teena Marie (2010)

    American composer and singer (born 1956).

  • Sylva Koscina
    Sylva Koscina (1994)

    Italian actress, best known for her role in "hercules," (1958), and "hercules unchained", (1960).

  • Vincent Schiavelli
    Vincent Schiavelli (2005)

    American actor (d. 2005).

  • Jason Robards
    Jason Robards (2000)

    American actor who appeared in more than 170 films over a forty-year career.

  • Elsa Lanchester
    Elsa Lanchester (1986)

    London, england -- actress (bride of frankenstien), lewisham london.

  • Nigel Hawthorne
    Nigel Hawthorne (2001)

    He was a british actor on the stage and screen who earned admiration in his early 50s.

  • Tom Smothers
    Tom Smothers (2023)

    American comedian who performed with his brother, dick as a duo on the tv series "the smothers brothers comedy hour.

  • Jack Benny
    Jack Benny (1974)

    American actor and comedian, benny was a tv, radio, and film star for many years.

  • See all famous people who died on December 26th


December 26th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On December 26th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

December 26th: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in December discover why December born are so special.


December 26th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on December 26th in history:

  • Dec 26, 1915: The Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council decides to stage a rising on Easter Sunday 1916.
  • Dec 26, 1950: Gillette and Mutual buy All Star and World Series advertising rights (US$6 million for six years).
  • Dec 26, 1952: Joseph Ivor Linton, the first Israeli Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, presents his credentials to the Japanese Emperor.
  • Dec 26, 1988: Legs Diamond opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Dec 26, 1995: Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL versus Australia, Melbourne Cricket Ground).
  • Dec 26, 1998: Six sailors die and 5 yachts are lost in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the biggest disaster in the race's history
  • Dec 26, 1999: The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • Dec 26, 2002: After removing the United Nations seals from the reactor and degrading surveillance camera capabilities, North Korea is now reactivating the plutonium-producing nuclear power plant north Pyongyang. Officials in the United States believe that this reactor is responsible for producing plutonium for two atomic bombs. The George W. Bush Administration has named North Korea as part of the "ampquotaxis of evilampquot.
  • Dec 26, 2004: A tsunami of 9.3 magnitude causes devastation in Sri Lanka and other parts of the Indian Ocean. It also kills over 230,000 people, including 1700 passengers on a moving train.
  • Dec 26, 2010: Jos attacks:
  • Dec 26, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising. New violence occurs in Homs, as Arab League observers arrive in Syria in order to monitor the ongoing uprising.
  • Dec 26, 2014: War in Donbass: Ukraine-Russian rebels trade nearly 370 prisoners in the largest exchange of hostilities since April, this year.

What day of the year is December 26th?

December 26th marks the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 361st in case of leap years).

There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year.

December 26th is the 26th day of the month of December.