On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Raiders) [or May 26]
  • Joe Louis Walker, American as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • Mustafa Cengiz, Turkish businessman and sports administrator (president Galatasaray S.K. 2018-21), born in Nizip, Turkey (d. 2021)

Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister (1990-93, 1997-99, 2013-17), born in Lahore, Pakistan

  • Serhiy Novikov, Russian judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1976), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Simone [Bittencourt de Oliveira], Brazilian pop-samba singer born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek, American Actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Quitman, Texas


Famous Weddings

Cary Grant

British actor Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)

1949 Highlights

About December 25, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn