On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1957

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

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

Historic Event

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
  • Jan Rot, Dutch composer (Wrong Nights; St. Matthew's Passion),born in Makassar, Indonesia
  • 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? 63 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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