Thursday 26 December 1918
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1918). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ahmed Ben Bella and Anwar Sadat.
Little Orphant Annie, directed by Colin Campbell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1918 ?
- First day of Kwanzaa
- 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.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Anwar Sadat: Statesman.
- Ahmed Ben Bella: Politician.
- George Rallis: Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006).
- Olga Lopes-Seale: Guyanese-Barbadian singer and radio host (d. 2011).
- Georgios Rallis: Greek lieutenant and politician 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006).
- Bertram Luard-Selby composer: dies at age 65.