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On This Day

December 26

Boxing Day

1908 Jack Johnson beats Canadian Tommy Burns and become the first Black boxing Heavyweight Champion

1919 Boston Red sox sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees

1951 The African Queen premers Director by John Huston starring Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn.

1963 Beatlemania begins in north america with the release of the songs I Want to Hold Your Hand & I Saw Her Standing There

1982 The Personal Computer is Time Magazines person of the Year

1983 The Iron Sheik has Bob Backland in grips of the Cobra Clutch Arnold Skaaland manger of Bob Backland thorws in the towel , crowning the Sheik as new WWF Champion.

Happy Birthday

1893 Mao Zedong Chairman of the Communist Party of China

1921 Steve Allen Actor, Singer

1940 Phil Spector Music Producer

1954 Ozzie Smith Baseball hall of famer 1 x World Series Championship

1971 Jered Leto musician in the band 30 Seconds to Mars, actor Suicide Squad, Panic Room, & My So Called Life

1986 Selen Soyder model actress

1991 Eden Sher Actress weeds


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