Friday 26 December 1941
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1941). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gilbert Meyer and Sener Sen.
All Through the Night, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 26 December 1941
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1941 ?
- 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)
- Gilbert Meyer
- Sener Sen
- David Currie: American teacher, photographer.
- Daniel Schmid: Actor / director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs).
- Şener Şen: Turkish actor and producer.
- Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of US Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing".
- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.