This Day in History on 26 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 26 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2004 – The 9.1–9.3 Mw  Indian Ocean earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). One of the largest observed tsunamis follows, affecting the coastal areas of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia; death toll is estimated at 227,898.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1955 – Evan Bayh, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Indiana

Death/ Death Anniversary

1981 – Savitri, Indian actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer (b. 1936)

1998 – Ram Swarup, Indian writer on Hindu philosophy and religion (b. 1920)

1999 – Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian academic and politician, 9th President of India (b. 1918)

2006 – Munir Niazi, Indian-Pakistani poet (b. 1928)

2011 – Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian politician, 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka (b. 1932)

Futher Reading

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