Thursday 26 December 1946
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gordon Edwards and Lisette Hordijk.
Dead Reckoning, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Melody Bar Ranch.
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- 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)
- Gordon Edwards: Rocker.
- Lisette Hordijk: Dutch TV broadcaster.
- Denis Seznec: French writer and lecturer.
- Marinus Wagtmans: .
- Alan Frumin: Parliamentarian of the United States Senate.
- Toplitzky of Notre Dame opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances
- Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
- 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0).
- Gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel opens the Flamingo hotel and casino on the desert highway between Las Vegas and the McCarren airport. Cost was nearly $6 million, on an initial budget of $1 million. The casino initially loses money, and closes within a month.
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