Born on this Day in History: December 26, 1921 - American entertainer and songwriter, Steve Allen started out working as a radio comedian during the 1940s before moving to late-night television. Allen created and hosted "The Tonight Show" (1954–57) and "The Steve Allen Show" (1956–60). He also hosted "Meeting of Minds." He composed over 3,000 songs, wrote over 50 books, and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On this Day in History: December 26, 2004 - A 9.15 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra unleashes a series of powerful tsunamis. Just under 230,000 people are either killed or missing. The Sumatra-Andaman earthquake affects a huge geographical area from Indonesia to Bangladesh to Somalia, even triggering earthquakes in Alaska.