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Historical Events In December - 25

Monday, 25 January 2021

1923  On this day in history imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC  

1925  On December - 25 sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30  

1926  Hirohito became emperor of Japan (1926-1989) on this day in history.  

1926  Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan (1926-1989) on December - 25.  

1926  On December - 25 yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47  

1927  On this day in history sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66  

1928  On this day in history christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) 14,887  

1929  Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390 on this day in history.  

1930  First US bobsled run open to the public (Lake Placid NY) on this day in history.  

1930  On December - 25 1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY)  

1930  On this day in history harvey Worthington Loomis, composer, dies at 65  

1931  New York's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio on December - 25.  

1931  On December - 25 albert Lonergan scores 137 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,697  

1932  On this day in history december 25 First Empire Christmas Broadcast, with address by King George V. included contributions from Canada, and was distributed to all Canadian stations  

1932  On this day in history during King George V Christmas dinner speech, his chair collapes  

1932  December 25: First Empire Christmas Broadcast, with address by King George V. included contributions from Canada, and was distributed to all Canadian stations on December - 25.  

1933  On December - 25 another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett  

1934  On December - 25 four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180  

1936  Belgian bishops condemn fascism & communism on December - 25.  

1936  Pierre Maurice, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio  

1938  On December - 25 george Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara  

1939  Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer on December - 25.  

1939  On December - 25 grimmett & Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156)  

1940  On this day in history agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42  

1941  Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong on December - 25.  

1941  On this day in history japan announces the surrender of the British-Canadian garrison by radio broadcast; 290 members of the Royal Rifles of Canada (a Québec unit) and the Winnipeg Grenadiers are dead, 493 wounded; Canadian survivors spend rest of war in Japanese POW camps  

1942  On this day in history vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32  

1943  On this day in history ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62  

1944  Canadian Army captures Adriatic coast city of Ravenna, Italy on December - 25.  

1946  Constitution accepted in Taiwan on December - 25.  

1946  W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67 on December - 25.  

1949  The birth of Sissy Spacek, American actress on December - 25.  

1950  On this day in history the Stone of Scone, the Scottish coronation stone, is stolen from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalists  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  On this day in history birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  On December - 25 birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

1583  On this day in history birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized  

1587  On December - 25 birth of margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)  

1601  On this day in history birth of jose Ximenez, composer  

1624  On this day in history birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

1628  On this day in history birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

1646  On December - 25 birth of harald Vallerius, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies on December - 25.  

0820  Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on this day in history.  

1156  On this day in history peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

1249  Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies on December - 25.  

1513  On December - 25 johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70  

1530  On this day in history babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)  

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