December 25, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Arab oil ministers cancel January 5 percent production cut; Saudi Arabian oil minister promises 10 percent OPEC production rise
  • The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
  • Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)

Birthdays in History

  • Alexandre Trudeau, Canadian journalist

Deaths in History

  • Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)