Historical Events In December - 25
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1950 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47 on December - 25.
1951 Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb on December - 25.
1953 On this day in history avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)
1954 Johnny Ace, Memphis rocker, accidently shot self in head at 25 on this day in history.
1956 Robert Walser, writer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1957 Frederick Law Olmsted, US architect (Central Park), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1959 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swastikas on December - 25.
1961 On December - 25 rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies
1963 On this day in history walt Disney's "The Sword In The Stone" is released
1963 Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67 on December - 25.
1964 On December - 25 cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
1967 Paul McCartney and Jane Asher get engaged on this day in history.
1968 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon on this day in history.
1971 On December - 25 worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul
1971 Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1973 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles) on this day in history.
1974 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin Australia on this day in history.
1975 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94 on December - 25.
1976 On December - 25 arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
1977 On December - 25 israeli PM Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with Egyptian President Sadat
1977 Charlie Chaplin, actor (Modern Times), dies in Switzerland at 88 on December - 25.
1979 Joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70 on December - 25.
1980 Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80 on December - 25.
1983 Live telecast of Christmas Parade on this day in history.
1983 Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90 on this day in history.
1985 George Rhodes, orch leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1989 On December - 25 japanese scientist achieve -271.8øC, coldest temp ever recorded
1989 On this day in history barrel Regtien, student leader, dies
1990 On December - 25 "Godfather III" premiers
1990 On this day in history marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
1991 Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1992 On December - 25 richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
1993 SS South of Ireland, a passenger steamer, built for the Great Western Railway, and completed in 1867, she was lost at Warbarrow near Lulworth on December 25th, inward bound to Weymouth on this day in history.
1994 On December - 25 pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87