On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

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

  • Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), dies at 93
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., American landscape architect, dies at 87