On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1954

Historical Events

  • WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Lennox, Scottish vocalist (Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams"; solo - "Why"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland

Person of interestJoaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

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 andguitarist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"),born in Birmingham, England
  • Steve Wariner, American country singer (Small Town Girl), born in Noblesville, Indiana

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
1954 Highlights

About December 25, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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