On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1971

Historical Events

  • Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
  • Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) formed by Jesse Jackson
  • Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDido

Dido, English pop singer (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel'), born in London, England

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Noel Hogan, Irish musician (Cranberries), born in Moyross, Ireland
  • Terry Vaughn, American CFL receiver (1006 career receptions, 1st in CFL history to reach 1,000; Grey Cup 1998, 2003), born in Sumter, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Byron Arnold, American composer, dies at 70
1971 Highlights

About December 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn