On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1968

Historical Events

  • 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting the Moon

Astronaut Frank Borman
Frank Borman

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Widmer, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Helena Christensen, Danish model & photographer (Inferno), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jim Dowd, American NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Brick Township, New Jersey
  • Scott Bullett, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
1968 Highlights

About December 25, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn