Video: 'JACK BENNY COMEDY IN BLOOM'
(Thursday, December 26, 1974) — Jack Benny, the master comedian who won America’s laughter for 50 years by portraying himself as a violin playing miser, died today of pancreatic cancer in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old.
(Saturday, December 26, 1964) — “I Feel Fine” by The Beatles peaked today at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Dec. 26, 1964, January 2, 1965).
It was the group’s sixth of a record 20 number one hits on the chart (1964-1970) and set the record for the most number-one singles in a calendar year (six) and the record for composing the most number one singles in a calendar year (seven, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney).
(Saturday, December 26, 1964) — “She’s a Woman” by The Beatles peaked today at #4 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was the group’s 10th of 34 top ten hits on the chart (1964-1995).
(Saturday, December 26, 1964) — “Goin’ Out of My Head” by Little Anthony & the Imperials peaked today at #6 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
Video: 'WW2: The Battle of the Bulge' (Dec. 26, 1944, at 33:34)
(Tuesday, December 26, 1944, 5:15 p.m. local time; during the Battle of the Bulge on the Western Front of World War II) — The embattled U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne, Belgium, was relieved today by units of the 4th Armored Division. Continue reading U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne relieved 70 years ago this hour (Dec 26 1944)
Video: 'The Great War episode 2 Stalemate' (Dec. 26, 1914, at 54:25)
(Saturday, December 26, 1914, 8:30 a.m. local time; on the Western Front of the First World War) — An unofficial Christmas truce that began two days ago on the Western Front ended today after German and British soldiers exchange pleasantries.