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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  

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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  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized was born on December - 25.  

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on December - 25.  

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on December - 25.  

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

1628  On December - 25 birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer was born on December - 25.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  On this day in history adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies  

0820  Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on December - 25.  

1156  On December - 25 peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

1249  On December - 25 peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.  

1530  Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on December - 25.  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on December - 25.  

1676  Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on December - 25.  

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