On This Day

What Happened on December 25

Important Events

  • 1 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus
  • 800 Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman Emperor

Dec 25 in Film & TV

  • 1962 "To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released (Gregory Peck - Best Actor Academy Awards 1963)

Dec 25 in Music

Dec 25 in Sport

  • 1862 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, South Carolina

Did You Know?

Legendary "Christmas Truce" takes place on the battlefields of WWI between British and German troops. Instead of fighting, soldiers exchange gifts and play football

On December 25, 1914

Would You Believe?

Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temperature ever recorded

On December 25, 1989

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1945 Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage

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