What Happened on December 25, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Rhythm and blues singer Johnny Ace, accidentally shoots himself in the head at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas
  • WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Lennox, Aberdeen Scotld, vocalist (Eurythmics-Sweet Dreams, Why)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Mexican drug lord and escape artist, born in La Tuna, Sinaloa, Mexico (or April 4th, 1957)

  • Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Steve Wariner, Noblesville Indiana, country singer (Small Town Girl)

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Ace, American rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding), dies at 96
  • Rosario Scalero, composer, dies at 84