1982 Time’s Man of the Year? A Computer

Today in history, birthdays, and more…

  • Happy Kwanzaa! The week-long celebration of heritage and culture begins today!
  • Thank You Note Day – Write some thoughtful thank you notes for the presents you received at Christmas.
  • Candy Cane Day – So many ways and flavors to enjoy this holiday candy.   Throw some in your ice cream or hot chocolate, or break up and smash in your coffee!

Birthdays! Tuesday, December 26th:

  • Kit Harington, 37 –  Games of Thrones actor
  • Chris Daughtry, 44 – Rock singer
  • Jared Leto, 52 – Award-winning actor and musician with 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Lars Ulrich, 60 – Metallica drummer

Tuesday In History: (Dec. 26)

  • 1919:  Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox was sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee, beginning the ‘Curse of the Bambino,’ which lasted until 2004.
  • 1946:  Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
  • 1970: George Harrison becomes the first Beatle to top the Hot 100 as a solo artist as “My Sweet Lord” hits #1.
  • 1973: The Exorcist, one of the premiere horror films of all time, opened in theaters.  1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture
  • 1982: TIME’s Man of the Year is a computer
  • 1986: The Beastie Boys kick off their Licensed To Ill tour with a show at The Ritz in New York City. By the time the tour is over, Licensed To Ill became America’s first #1 rap album
  • 2007: Amy Winehouse’s second album, Back to Black, was named the biggest-selling album of the year.
  • 2016: Pink gives birth to her second child, a baby boy named Jameson Moon.
  • 2016: Taylor Swift gives a surprise performance for a 96-year-old fan at his home in Missouri. The World War II veteran and his family receive an intimate listen to Swift’s pop hit “Shake It Off”