This was 360th day of the year and 6 days remained in the year.

December 25 Birthdays

Anwar al-Sadat
1918–1981, Egyptian Political Leader and President.

Clara Barton
American Red Cross founder (1821)

Helena Rubinstein
cosmetics executive (1870)

Maurice Utrillo
painter (1883)

Conrad Hilton
business (1887)

Robert L. Ripley
cartoonist (1893)

Humphrey Bogart
actor (1899)

Cab Calloway
band leader (1907)

Jimmy Buffett
musician (1946)

Barbara Mandrell
country musician (1948)

Sissy Spacek
actress (1949)

singer (1971)

December 25 in History


William the Conqueror was crowned King of England.


George Washington crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians.


President Andrew Johnson granted an unconditional pardon to all persons involved in the Southern rebellion that resulted in the Civil War.


Hirohito became emperor of Japan.


British film actor, director, and producer Charlie Chaplin died in Switzerland at age 88.


Former Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were executed.


President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

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