December 25, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temp ever recorded

BattleExecution

Show trial of Romanian Commuinst dicator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena on charges of genocide and personal enrichment. The couple are found guilty and executed by firing squad the same day.

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu

Deaths in History

  • Barrel Regtien, student leader, dies
  • Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae, executed at 73

BattleExecution

Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania, executed at 71

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader, dies at 51