What Happened on December 25, 1956

Historical Events

Sports History

Detroit's future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe picks up a Xmas hat-trick & 3 assists in Red Wings' 8-1 win over NY Rangers; most points he scores in a single game in entire 26-year NHL career

Famous Birthdays

  • Mansoor Akhtar, Pakistani cricket batsman (19 Tests, 1 x 100, 3 x 50s; 41 ODIs; UBL, Sind, Karachi), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Walser, Swiss writer, dies at 78
1956 Highlights

About December 25, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray