On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1957

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Ed Gein found not guilty by reason of insanity for a series of murders

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
  • Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
  • Jillie Mack, Mrs Tom Selleck/actress (Magnum PI)
  • Shane MacGowan, punk rock musician (Pogues-Red Roses For Me), born in Pembury, Kent

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87
1957 Highlights

About December 25, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn