December 26: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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. People born on this day are under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Jared Leto (1971), Kit Harington (1986) and Jean Ferrat (1930).
But much more happened on December 26 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around December 26 over the years?
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The Rig

The Rig

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Peter Atencio

Good Sam

Good Sam

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan, Ray Collins, Edmund Lowe

The Cleaning Lady

The Cleaning Lady

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Jon Knautz



Release year: 2018

Directed by: Shawn Christensen



Release year: 2017


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 26?


  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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  • 2018 The first time they have visited a combat zone since becoming president, the unannounced visit of President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump to the Al Asad Airbase in Iraq was post-Christmas.
  • 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: According emergency services and Al Masirah (Houthi-owned), Saudi Arabian coalition air attacks killed 15 and wounded 60 people at al-Shahra souq in Taiz Governorate.
  • 2016 American actor George S. Irving is best known as one of the final members of Oklahoma's original production. At 94, Heat Miser, the voice of Heat Miser in The Year Without a Santa Claus, is dead.
  • 2015 After a machete attack on Intu Bromley shopping center in the United Kingdom, at the busiest annual Boxing Day sales, at least one person was injured and another was arrested. It is not clear if there was any motive for the attack or a possible connection to terrorist acts.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Perfect
  • 2016 - Black Beatles
  • 2015 - Hello
  • 2014 - Blank Space
  • 2013 - The Monster
  • 2012 - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • 2011 - We Found Love
  • 2010 - Fireworkyoutube
  • 2009 - Empire State Of Mind
  • 2008 - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Thunder
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 2015 - Ex's & Oh's
  • 2014 - Take Me To Church
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - Ho Hey
  • 2011 - Lonely Boy
  • 2010 - Tighten Up
  • 2009 - Break


Which were the most popular books released around December 26 over the years?
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The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber

The Kennedy Years

Year: 1964


The 1964 edition was identical to this edition, but it is in a smaller format.

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas by Peter Freuchen and David Loth

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas

Year: 1957


Peter Freuchen used his extensive knowledge of nautical legend and fact, as well his amazing personal experiences to create BOOK OF SEVEN SEAS.

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

Year: 1973


Charley Fortnum is kidnapped in a provincial Argentinean city by Paraguayan revolutionaries, who mistake him for the American ambassador.

Broke by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe


Year: 2010


THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA - BEFORE IT'S OVER. Niall Ferguson, a Harvard economist, said that the United States is "an imperium on the edge".

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

The Constant Princess

Year: 2005


Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times Bestseller and "queen in royal fiction" (USA TODAY), presents the extraordinary story of Katherine of Aragon Princess of Spain, the daughter of two great authors

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