On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1925

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician and organist (Walk on the Wild Side), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

Person of interestSammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr., American vaudeville, stage, and screen singer ("The Candy Man"), dancer, actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

1925 Highlights

About December 8, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius