What Happened on December 25, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnella Flynn, Errol Flynn's daughter, born in Rome, Italy
  • Dave Wasick, American NFL player, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Shubert, American theatre producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him), dies at about 80
  • Patsy Donovan, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1865)