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, 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/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 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? 65 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn