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The Big Datebook for December 25

Last Updated 11-26-2021

🎵Hugh X. Lewis -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1930
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: he wrote songs for many other country artists -Charlie Pride, Little Jimmy Dickens, Carl and Pearl Butler, Carl Smith, Freddie Hart, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Del Reeves, Billy Ed Wheeler, Mac Wiseman, Leon Mc Caluff, George Morgan, Tommy Cash, and many others.
Song Titles: What I Need Most

🏆🏀Charles Grice "Lefty" Driesell -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1931 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach

✍📰Anne Roiphe -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1935
Author, Writer, Journalist, Feminist

🏆⚽Alexander "Alex" Smith -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: MBE

🎵🎷Bob James -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1939
Music Producer, Arranger, Jazz Keyboardist
Misc: Jazz-fusion

✍🎵🎷Pete Brown -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1940
Poet, Lyricist, Percussionist, Jazz Performer, English
Misc: jazz-poet

🏆🎾Françoise Durr -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Algerian
Misc: 1976 US indoor Doubles

🎭🎵Hanna Schygulla -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1943
Actress, Singer, German
Movie Titles: Barnum, Casanova

🎭Rick Berman -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1944
Producer
Misc: some say b. 1942 or 1945
TV Shows: Star Trek The Next Generaton (co-creator and executive producer), Star Trek Deep Space Nine (co-creator and executive producer)
Movie Titles: Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact

🎵John Edwards -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Jonathan Edwards
Group Names: The (Detroit) Spinners

🎭Terrence O'Hara -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1945
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Shanna Reed's hubby
TV Shows: NCIS (director), Smallville (director), NCIS: Los Angeles (director), JAG (director)

🎭Gary Sandy -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1945
Actor
Names/Places: b. in Dayton, OH
TV Shows: All that Glitters, WKRP in Cincinnati (as Andy Travis)

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🎭Stuart Wilson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1946
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Enemy of the State, Lethal Weapon 3, The Mask of Zorro, Hot Fuzz

🎵🎸Jimmy Buffett -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1946
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer, Reggae Singer
Names/Places: b. in Mobile, AL
Song Titles: Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise
Album Titles: Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Last Mango in Paris, Fruitcakes, Barometer Soup, Banana Wind, Beach House on the Moon, License to Chill, Take the Weather With You, Songs from St. Somewhere

🏆⛸Ronald Kauffman -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1946
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🎭🏆🏈Larry Csonka -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1946
Hall of Famer, TV Host, NFL Runningback, College Football Player, WFL Figure
Names/Places: RN:Lawrence Richard; b. in Stow, Ohio
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, fullback with 8,081 rushing yards; Super Bowl VIII MVP; Dolphins #39 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University, Miami Dolphins (1968-1974), Memphis Southern (WFL 1975), New York Giants (1976-1978), Miami Dolphins (1979)
TV Shows: American Gladiators (co-host)

🎭Twink Caplan -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1947
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: Clueless (as Miss Geist)
Movie Titles: Loser, Clueless, Look Who's Talking (series)

🎭🎵🏆Barbara Ann Mandrell -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soap Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Ilene and Louise's sister
Misc: Miss Oceanside
TV Shows: Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters

⛪🎭"Sissy" Spacek -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1949
Protestant, Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Quitman, Tex.; RN:Mary Elizabeth
Movie Titles: Coal Miner's Daughter, Carrie, Blast From The Past, Affliction, Tuck Everlasting, A Home at the End of the World

🎵Joe Louis Walker -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist

Nawaz Sharif -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1949 N.S.
Prime Minister, Pakistan

🎵🎸Ron Foos -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1949
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Paul Revere and the Raiders

🏆⚽Kyle Rote Jr. -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1950
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
Misc: forward

Karl Rove -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1950
Government Official
Misc: Former White House adviser

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🏆⚾Manny Trillo -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1950
MLB Player, Venezuelan
Misc: NL LCS MVP 1980, 4x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x World Series champ
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🎭CCH Pounder -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1952
Actress, British
Names/Places: b. in British Guiana; RN: Carol Christine Hilaria
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Angela Hicks), The Shield (as Claudette Wyms), NCIS: New Orleans (as Loretta Wade)
Movie Titles: Avatar, Orphan, Face/Off

🎵🎸Desireless -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1952
Alternative Rock Performer, French

🎵Steve Wariner -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: All Roads Lead to You, Some Fools Never Learn, You Can Dream of Me, Life's Highway, Small Town Girl, The Weekend, Lynda, Where Did I Go Wrong, I Got Dreams
Album Titles: Burnin' the Roadhouse Down, Two Teardrops

🎵🎸Annie Lennox -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1954
Songwriter, Flutist, Synthesizer, New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, Scottish
Group Names: Eurythmics, soloist
Song Titles: Love is a Stranger, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Who's That Girl?, Right By Your Side, Here Comes the Rain Again, Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four), Would I Lie To You?, There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart), Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves, Missionary Man, I Need a Man (previous titles as part of The Eurythmics), Put a Little Love in Your Heart (with Al Green), Walking on Broken Glass, No More I Love You's
Album Titles: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Touch, Be Yourself Tonight, Revenge, Savage, We Too Are One, Peace (previous titles as part of The Eurythmics), Diva, Medussa, Bare, Songs of Mass Destruction, Nostalgia

🎵🎸Robin Campbell -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1954
Songwriter, Guitarist, Reggae Singer, English
Group Names: UB40

🏆🏈William Andrews -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1955
NFL Runningback
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; Falcons #31 retired
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons

🎭Jillie Mack Selleck -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1957
Actress, English
Names/Places: Tom Selleck's wife

🎵🎸Shane MacGowan -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1957
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Pogues (lead)
Song Titles: A Pair of Brown Eyes, Fairytale of New York

🎭🎵Cheryl Chase -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1958
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Noozles, Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats (voice of Angelica), All Grown Up! (as Angelica)
Movie Titles: Rugrats (movie series)

🏆🏈Hanford Dixon -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1958
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 2x All Pro, 3x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns

🏆⚾Rickey Henderson -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1958
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: AL pyr stole record 130 bases '82; record career 939+ steals; over 2,200 hits; AL playoff MVP (1989); set single season base stealing record of 130 in 1982; has led AL in steals 11 times; broke Lou Brock's all-time record of 938 on May 1, 1991; AL MVP 1990, AL LCS MVP 1989, Gold Glove 1981
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (1979-1984), New York Yankees (1985-1989), Oakland Athletics (1989-1993), Toronto Blue Jays (1993), Oakland Athletics (1994-1995), San Diego Padres (1996-1997), Anaheim Angels (1997), Oakland Athletics (1998), New York Mets (1999-2000), Seattle Mariners (2000), San Diego Padres (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003)

Christina Romer -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1958
Government Official
Misc: ex-Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

🎵🎸Alannah Myles -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1958
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Canadian
Song Titles: Black Velvet, Lover or Mine, Song Instead of a Kiss
Album Titles: Alannah Myles

🏆⚾Tom O'Malley -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1960
MLB Coach, MLB Second Baseman

🎭Dean Cameron -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1962
Actor
TV Shows: Spencer, Under One Roof, Fast Times, They Came From Outer Space
Movie Titles: Straight Outta Compton, Men at Work, Ski School, Summer School

🏆⚽Gary McAllister -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏒Dmitri Mironov -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1965
NHL Player, Russian

🏆🏈Craig Veasey -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1966
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle

🏆🏌Mianne Bagger -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1966 N.S.
Golfer, Danish (Denmark)

🎵Kimber Clayton -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1967
Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Kimberly Ann Easterling

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🎭Klea Scott -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1968
Actress, Panamaian
TV Shows: Intelligence, Brooklyn South, Millennium
Movie Titles: Minority Report, Collateral

🏆🏈Corey Widmer -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1968
NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: New York Giants

🏆🏈Don Silvestri -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1968
NFL Placekicker

🏆⚾Scott Bullett -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1968
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏒Jim Dowd -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1968
NHL Center, American

🏆🏒Stu Barnes -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1968
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏀Rodney Dent -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1970
NBA Player

🎭Noelle Parker -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1971
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Sisters (as Reed)
Movie Titles: Ernest Saves Christmas, Look Who's Talking Too, At Close Range

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🎵Anita Dells -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1971
Songwriter, Singer, Techno Performer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: aka Anith Doth
Group Names: 2 Unlimited

🏆🏈Marlon Forbes -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1971
NFL Cornerback

Justin Trudeau -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1971 N.S.
Prime Minister, Canadian

🎵Dido -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1971 N.S.
Singer
Names/Places: RN: Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong

🎵🎸Noel Hogan -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1971
Songwriter, Modern Rock Guitarist, Irish
Group Names: Cranberries

🎵🎸Mac Powell -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1972
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Third Day

🏆🏈Chris Naeole -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1974
NFL Player, College Football Coach

🏆🏈Grayson Shillingford -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1974
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵Armin Van Buuren -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1976 N.S.
Music Producer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: notable DJ who produces trance music
Song Titles: This is What It Feels Like

🎵Ryan Shaw -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1980
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🏆⚾Christian Colonel -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1981 N.S.
MLB Player

🎵Alecia Elliott -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1982
Country Singer

🎨✍🏆Juliette Rose Frette -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1983
Artist, Writer, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 2008

🎭Georgia Moffett -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1984 N.S.
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: The Bill (as Abigail Nixon)
Movie Titles: Like Father Like Son, Tom Brown's Schooldays

🎨🎭🎵Jessica Origliasso -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1984 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Actress, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: The Veronicas
TV Shows: Cybergirl

🎵Lisa Origliasso -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1984
Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: The Veronicas

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Derric Mandrell-Boyer -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1985
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Irlene Mandrell & Rick Boyer's son

🎭Perdita Weeks -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1985 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Magnum P.I. (2018 version)

🏆🏈Demaryius Thomas -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1987 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Eric Gordon -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1988 N.S.
NBA Guard

🎵🎸Lukas Nelson -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1988 N.S.
Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

🎭Emi Takei -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1993 N.S.
Actress, Japanese

Sophia Isabella Bach -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.12/25/1995
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Catherine and Peter's girl

Gabriella Rose Palminteri -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.12/25/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Gianna Ranaudo and Chazz's daughter

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Keri Lewis Jr. -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.12/25/2001
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis' son
Misc: approximate date of birth

Ever Imre Treadway -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.12/25/2010
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Alanis Morissette and Mario's son

Jordan Bentley -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.12/25/2010
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Cassidy and Dierks' daughter

Donna Martin -- b.12/25/????
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (character)

🎭Michael Watson -- b.12/25/????
Actor
TV Shows: Live Shot (as "Fast" Eddie Santini)

Phoebe Hansen -- b.12/25/????
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Barrett's sister

🎵Orlando Gibbons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1583 J-LD d.6/5/1625 J-LD (41)
Composer, English

✍⚛Sir Isaac Newton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1642 J-LD or 1/4/1643 N.S. d.3/20/1726 J-LD (84) or 3/31/1727 N.S. (84)
Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, English
Misc: Infinitesimal calculus inventor, Law of Gravitation founder; d. in London

Pope Pius VI -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1717 N.S. d.8/29/1799 N.S. (81)
Pope, Italian
Misc: [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99)

🎖Tench Tilghman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1744 d.4/18/1786 (41)
Revolutionary, Soldier

Claude Chappe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1763 d.1/23/1805 (41)
Engineer, Inventor, French
Misc: optical telegraph

⚛⛪Lorenzo Langstroth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1810 d.10/6/1895 (84)
Scientist, Clergyman, Teacher
Misc: apiarist; considered the Father of Beekeeping

⚛💰Gilbert Van Kamp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1814 d.4/4/1900 (85)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: canning foods; founded the Van Camp canning company

William Herndon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1818 d.3/18/1891 (72)
Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: the law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.

⚛💰Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1821 N.S. d.4/12/1912 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Nurse, Philanthropist, Social Reformer, Humanitarian
Names/Places: b. in Oxford, MA; aka "The Angel of the Battlefield".
Misc: American Red Cross Founder

🏆⚾"Pud" Galvin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1856 d.3/7/1902 (45)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: St. Louis Brown Stockings (1875), Buffalo Bisons (1879-1885), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-1892), St. Louis Browns (1892)

Steve Brodie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1861 d.1/31/1901 (39)
Misc: claimed to have jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and survived on July 23, 1886.

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⚛💰🎭Charles Pathe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1863 d.12/26/1957 (94)
Inventor, Executive, Movie Producer, French
Misc: pioneer of Motion Picture Equipment, controlled a vast network of production and distribution facilities that dominated the world film market during the first years of the 20th century.

✍🎖⛪🎵Evangeline Cory Booth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1865 d.7/17/1950 (84)
Author, General, Religionist, Composer
Misc: Salvation Army gen'l

💰Helena Rubinstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1870 d.4/1/1965 (94)
Cosmetic Executive, Polish

🎵Aleksandr Scriabin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1872 N.S. or 12/25/1871 Ju-1 d.4/14/1915 Ju-1 (43) or 4/27/1915 N.S. (43)
Composer, Pianist, Russian

🎵Lina Cavalieri -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1874 d.2/7/1944 (69)
Opera Soprano, Italian

🏆🏒Harry Trihey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1877 d.12/9/1942 (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1896-1901
Sports Teams: Montreal Shamrocks

🎨⚛💰🏆🏁Louis Chevrolet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1878 d.6/6/1941 (62)
Hall of Famer, Designer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Swiss
Misc: Founder of the Chevrolet auto & truck motor companies as well as Frontenac

🎨Maurice Utrillo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1883 d.11/5/1955 (71)
Painter, French

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🎖Elliott Barker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1886 d.4/3/1988 (101)
Fireman
Misc: created the character Smokey Bear.

🎵🎷Edward "Kid" Ory -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1886 d.1/23/1973 (86)
Multi-instrumentalist, Trombonist, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Misc: some say b. 1889

🎭John Davidson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1887 d.1/15/1968 (80)
Actor
Movie Titles: Charlie Chan

💰Conrad N. Hilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1887 d.1/3/1979 (91)
Businessperson
Misc: founder of Hilton Hotel Corp international hotel chain

📰David Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1888 d.2/11/1973 (84)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: founder of US News and World Report

📰💰Lila Bell Acheson Wallace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1889 d.5/8/1984 (94)
Publisher, Editor, Philanthropist, Canadian
Misc: Founded Readers Digest with hubby Dewitt

🎨✍⚛💰🎭Robert LeRoy Ripley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1890 N.S. d.5/27/1949 N.S. (58)
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Author, Writer, Anthropologist, Entrepreneur, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA
Book Titles: Ripley's Believe It ot Not (creator)

🎭🎵Fred Hillebrand -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1893 d.9/15/1963 (69)
Actor, Comedian, Songwriter
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Lt. Bender)

🎭🎵Belle Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1895 d.4/29/1957 (61)
Actress, Singer

🎭Frank Ferguson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1899 d.9/12/1978 (78)
Actor
TV Shows: Peyton Place (as Eli Carson)

🎵Tampa Red -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1900 d.3/19/1987 (86)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Blues Singer

🎵Al Trace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1900 d.8/31/1993 (92)
Songwriter, Bandleader

🎭Barton MacLane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1902 d.1/1/1969 (66)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Outlaws, I Dream of Jeannie (as Gen. Martin Peterson)

Gerhard Herzberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1904 d.3/3/1999 (94)
Physicist, Canadian, German
Misc: winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work in determining the electronic structure and geometry of molecules, especially free radicals--groups of atoms that contain odd numbers of electrons.

💰🎭Sir Lew Grade -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1906 d.12/13/1998 (91)
Entrepreneur, TV/Movie/Stage Producer, British, Russian
Names/Places: aka Lord Grade

Ernst Ruska -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1906 d.5/27/1988 (81)
Engineer, German
Misc: invented the electron microscope. He was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1986 (the other half was divided between Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig).

🎭Andy Albin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1907 d.12/27/1994 (87)
Movie Actor, Russian

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🎭🎵Cab Calloway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1907 N.S. d.11/18/1994 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Movie/Stage Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Songwriter, Drummer, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Rochester, N.Y.; RFN:Cabell
Misc: scat-singing, hi-de-hi-de-hi'ing bandleader whose career spanned six decades; some say b. 1905

🎭🏆🥊Mike Mazurki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1907 d.12/9/1990 (82)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Director, Wrestler, Austrian
Names/Places: RN:Mikhail Mazurwski
TV Shows: It's About Time (as Clon)

🎭Helen Twelvetrees -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1908 d.2/13/1958 (49)
Actress
Names/Places: RLN:Jurgens

🎵Alton Delmore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1908 d.6/9/1964 (55)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

🏆⚾Ben Chapman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1908 d.7/7/1993 (84)
MLB Player

🎭Marguerite Churchill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1909 d.1/9/2000 (90)
Actress

🏆🎾Bryan "Bitsy" Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1909 N.S. d.6/5/1986 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

Zora Arkus-Duntov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1909 d.4/21/1996 (86)
Engineer
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Corvette

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✍🎭Noel Langley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1911 d.11/4/1980 (68)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Director
Book Titles: The Wizard of Oz (co-writer)

🎨Burne Hogarth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1911 N.S. d.1/28/1996 N.S. (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator
Misc: Tarzan

🎭🎵Tony Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1913 d.7/27/2012 (98)
Movie Actor, Saxophonist, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; Cyd Charrise's hubby; RN:Alvin Morris Jr.
TV Shows: Tony Martin Show

🎵Pete Rugolo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1915 d.10/16/2011 (95)
Arranger, Bandleader, Sicilian
TV Shows: The Fugitive

🎭Eugene Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1916 d.10/26/2001 (84)
Actor
TV Shows: Our Gang (as Pineapple)

🎵🎷Oscar Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1916 d.10/8/1981 (64)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Nat King Cole's trio

🏆⚽Bertman "Bernie" Mee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1918 N.S. d.10/22/2001 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: OBE; player and manager

Anwar el Sadat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1918 d.10/6/1981 (62)
Head of State, Egyptian
Misc: Egypt president

🎵Curly Seckler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1919 N.S. d.12/27/2017 N.S. (98)
Banjoist, Mandolin, Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Foggy Mountain Boys

🎭Billy Watson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1923 d.4/25/2007 N.S. (83)
Actor
Movie Titles: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, In Old Chicago, The Little Minister, The Winning Ticket

🎭Christine Norden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1924 d.9/21/1988 (63)
Actress
Movie Titles: Little Shop of Horrors

✍⛪🎭Rod Serling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1924 d.6/28/1975 (50)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Christianity convert, Actor, TV Host, TV Producer, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Syracuse N.Y.; RFN:Rodman
TV Shows: The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Liar's Club, Jacques Cousteau (narrator '1968-74)

🏆🏒Sam Pollock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1925 d.8/15/2007 (81)
Sports Executive, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: Hockey GM; managed NHL Montreal Canadiens to 9 Stanley Cups in 14 years (1965-78).

🏆⚾"Nellie" Fox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1927 d.12/1/1975 (47)
Hall of Famer, MLB Infielder
Names/Places: RFN:Jacob Nelson
Misc: 3x Gold Glove, AL MVP 1959, 15x All-Star; White Sox #2 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1947-1949), Chicago White Sox (1950-1963), Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1964-1965)

🎭Dick Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1928 N.S. d.1/30/2019 N.S. (90)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: The Terminator, Gremlins, Small Soldiers

🎵Earl Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1928 N.S. d.1/10/2008 N.S. (79)
Composer, Bandleader
TV Shows: The Danny Kaye Show, Jonathan Winters Show, The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour, The Diahann Carroll Show, All Commercials...A Steve Martin Special

🎭🏆Irish McCalla -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1929 d.2/1/2002 (72)
Actress, Model
TV Shows: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" (star)

🎵Billy Horton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1929 d.1/23/1995 N.S. (65)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Silhouettes (lead singer)
Song Titles: Get a Job

🎵Chris Kenner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1929 d.1/25/1976 (46)
Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: I Like It Like That

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🎵William Horton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1929 d.1/27/1995 (65)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: d. Jan 23?
Group Names: Silhouettes

🎭Mabel King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1932 d.11/9/1999 (66)
Actress
TV Shows: What's Happening (as Mrs. 'Mama' Thomas)

🎭🎵John Ashley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1934 d.10/3/1997 (62)
TV/Movie Actor, Producer, Singer
Misc: 1960s Teen Movies
Movie Titles: Beach Party, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

🏆🏈Bronko Nagurski Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1937 d.3/7/2011 (73)
Football Figure
Sports Teams: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)

🎵O'Kelly Isley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1937 d.3/31/1986 (48)
Hall of Famer, Pop Singer
Group Names: The Isley Brothers

🎭Royce D. Applegate -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1939 d.1/2/2003 (63)
TV Actor
TV Shows: seaQuest DSV (as Security Chief Crocker)

🎵🎷Don Alias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1939 d.3/9/2006 (66)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer

🎵Don Pullen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1941 d.4/22/1995 (53)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: fused bebop, free jazz, and Latin rhytims

🎭🎵Trevor Lucas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1943 d.2/4/1989 (45)
Producer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Australian
Group Names: Fairport Convention

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🎭Kenny Everett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1944 d.4/4/1995 (50)
Comedian, British
TV Shows: Kenny Everett Show

🎵🎸Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1944 d.10/20/1997 (52)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Canned Heat, Frank Zappa

🏆🏈Kenneth Stabler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1945 d.7/9/2015 (69)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Foley, Ala.; NN:The Snake
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Spokane Shockers (1968-1969), Oakland Raiders (1970-1979), Houston Oilers (1980-1981), New Orleans Saints (1982-1984)

🎵🎸Noel Redding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1945 d.5/11/2003 (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Arnella Flynn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1953 d.9/21/1998 N.S. (44)
Celebrity Daughter, Italian
Names/Places: Errol Flynn's daughter

🎭🏆Missy Cleveland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1959 d.8/14/2001 (41)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RFMN:Amanda Hodges
Misc: April 1979 Playmate

Samuel de Champlain -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1567 d.12/25/1635 (68)
Explorer, French

🎨⚛💰Linus Yale -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1821 d.12/25/1868 (47)
Painter, Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: invented the Yale dial-operated locks (1862) and the cylinder lock

🏆🏌Tom Morris Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1851 d.12/25/1875 (24)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

Elliott Coues -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1842 d.12/25/1899 (57)
Scientist, Ornithologist
Misc: he advanced the study and classification of North American birds.

👑Emperor Yoshihito -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1879 N.S. d.12/25/1926 N.S. (47)
King, Japanese
Misc: 123rd Japan Emperor 1912-26

✍📰Arthur Brisbane -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1864 d.12/25/1936 (72)
Writer, Editor
Misc: the master of the big, blaring headline and of the atrocity story.

Karel Capek -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1890 d.12/25/1938 (48)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Czech
Misc: Bohemian; coined the word "robot"

🎭Blanche Bates -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1873 d.12/25/1941 (68)
Stage Actress
Misc: Madame Butterfly

🎭W. C. Fields -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1879 d.12/25/1946 (67)
Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:William Claude Dukenfield
Misc: some say b. 1880 or b. April 9 or b. Feb 10; he died at the Las Encinas Sanitorium on the holiday he despised.

🎭Lee Shubert -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1875 d.12/25/1953 (78)
Stage Producer
Misc: Theatre owner

🎨Frederick Law Olmsted -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1870 d.12/25/1957 (87)
Architect, Landscaper

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Walter Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1887 d.12/25/1957 (70)
Writer

Warren Austin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1877 d.12/25/1962 (85)
Senator, Ambassador

🎭Cheerio Meredith -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1890 d.12/25/1964 (74)
Actress
TV Shows: One Happy Family

🎭John Harvey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1917 d.12/25/1970 (53)
Actor, English

🎵🎷Dud Bascomb -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1916 d.12/25/1972 (56)
Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: underrated and influential

🏆🏒Harold Edward Joseph "Bullet Joe" Simpson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1893 d.12/25/1973 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas, Selkirk Fishermen, Winnipeg Victorias, Winnipeg 61st Battalion, Edmonton Eskimos, New York Americans

Gabriel Voisin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1880 d.12/25/1973 (93)
Aviator, French

🎭Sir Charlie Chaplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1889 d.12/25/1977 (88)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:Sir Charles Spencer; NN: The Little Tramp; d. in Switzerland
Movie Titles: The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Tramp

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🎭Lee Bowman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1914 d.12/25/1979 (64)
TV/Movie Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Cincinnatti, OH
Misc: a B film actor of 1930-40s
TV Shows: Ellery Queen (star 1951-52), Masquerade Party

🎭Joan Blondell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1909 d.12/25/1979 (70)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Gloria's sister
Misc: 1930s-40s wisecracking golddigger Hollywood star; some say b. 1906 or 1912
TV Shows: The Real McCoys, Here Come the Brides

🎨Joan Miro -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1893 d.12/25/1983 (90)
Painter, Sculptor, Spanish
Misc: surrealist known from his playful paintings in brilliant colors

🎵Eddie Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1923 d.12/25/1985 (62)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Blues Guitarist

🎵George Rhodes -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1919 d.12/25/1985 (66)
Bandleader
Misc: with Sammy Davis Jr. on his shows

🎭Betty Garde -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1905 d.12/25/1989 (84)
Actress
TV Shows: The Real McCoys (as Aggie Larkin)

🏆🏁🏊Wally Ris -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1924 N.S. d.12/25/1989 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Nicolae Ceausescu -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1918 d.12/25/1989 (71)
Head of State, Dictator, Romanian

🏆⚾Billy Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1928 d.12/25/1989 (61)
Sportscaster, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RFN:Alfred Manuel
Misc: led the Yankees team to World Series title '77, 2 AL championships, 5 division titles; mg'd 5 teams; 1258-1058 w/l rec
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (manager)

Monica Dickens -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1915 d.12/25/1992 (77)
Author
Names/Places: Charles' great-granddaughter

🎵Jack Fascinato -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1915 d.12/25/1994 (79)
Pianist, Bandleader
TV Shows: Kukla, Fran, & Ollie (musical director)

🎭🎵Dean Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1917 d.12/25/1995 (78)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Steubenville, Ohio; RN:Dino Crocetti; NN:America's favorite drunk
Song Titles: Volare, That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (cohost w/ Jerry Lewis), The Dean Martin Show, Half Nelson

✍🎵Nicolas Slonimsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1894 N.S. or 4/15/1894 Ju-1 d.12/25/1995 N.S. (101)
Writer, Essayist, Lexicographer, Conductor/Composer, Musicologist, Polish, Russian
Misc: verse comedy

🎭Denver Pyle -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1920 d.12/25/1997 (77)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: Roy Rogers & Gene Autry's frequent supporting actor
TV Shows: The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp (as Ben Thompson), Code 3, Tammy (as Grandpa Tarleton), Doris Day Show (as Buck Webb), Karen, Grizzly Adams (as Mad Jack), The Dukes of Hazzard (as Uncle Jesse Duke), Dallas (as Blackie Callahan)

🎭Richard Paul -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1940 d.12/25/1998 (58)
TV/Stage Actor, Panelist
Misc: stage: W.C. Fields 80 Proof; appearred on albums of the legendary Firesign Theatre comedy troupe
TV Shows: Match Game, Carter Country (as Mayor Teddy Burnside), Hail to the Chief

🎭🎵Damita Jo DuBlanc -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 d.12/25/1998 (68)
Actress, Comedienne, Singer

🎵🎸Bryan MacLean -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1946 d.12/25/1998 (52)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Byrds, Love

🎭Peter Jeffrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1929 d.12/25/1999 (70)
Actor
Movie Titles: Return of the Pink Panther, Midnight Express

🎭🎵James Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1933 N.S. d.12/25/2006 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Dancer, Arranger, Composer, Drummer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Augusta, Ga.; RN:James Joe Brown Jr. Ben Bart; NN: The Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother #1, Hardest working man in Show business
Misc: many including he say was b. in 1933, few '34, or June 17; Weird Al parodied his hit "Living In America" into "Living With A Herrina" in 1986
Group Names: James and the Flames (founder), soloist
Song Titles: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Got You (I Feel Good), Get Up (I Fell Like Being a) Sex Machine, Hot Pants, Living in America

🎭Ann Savage -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1921 d.12/25/2008 (87)
Actress

🎭🎵Eartha Kitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1927 d.12/25/2008 (81)
TV/Movie Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in North, S.C.
Misc: some college students recently discovered her birth certificate and showed it to her. She said she had given herself the birthdate of January 26, 1928 because she never knew her actual date of birth until she saw the certificate. Her real birthdate is January 17, 1927.
Song Titles: Santa Baby, C'est Si Bon
TV Shows: Batman (as Catwoman)
Movie Titles: Boomerang

🎵Robert Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1938 N.S. d.12/25/2008 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist, Soul Musician
Group Names: The Falcons

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🎵Tony Bellamy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1940 d.12/25/2009 (69)
Guitarist
Group Names: Redbone

🎭🏆Bud Greenspan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1926 d.12/25/2010 (84)
Producer/Director, Sports Figure
Misc: Filmmaker specializing in the Olympic Games; has won Emmy awards for 22-part "The Olympiad" (1976-77) and historical vignettes for ABC-TV's coverage of 1980 Winter Games; most recent documentary "16 Days of Glory" on 1992 Barcelona Summer Games; official filmmaker for 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games.

🎵🎸Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1942 N.S. d.12/25/2011 N.S. (69)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: the Mothers Of Invention

🏆⚾Mike Hegan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1942 d.12/25/2013 (71)
MLB First Baseman, MLB Outfielder
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians' broadcaster (WUAB-TV Channel 43)

🎵B. L. "Slim" Williamson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1927 d.12/25/2013 N.S. (86)
Country Performer

🎭Jason Wingreen -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1920 d.12/25/2015 N.S. (95)
Actor
TV Shows: All in the Family (as Harry Snowden), Archie Bunker's Place (as Harry Snowden)
Movie Titles: Airplane!, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (as Boba Fett)

George Clayton Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1929 N.S. d.12/25/2015 N.S. (86)
Sci-fi Writer

🎭Sandra Giles -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1932 N.S. d.12/25/2016 N.S. (84)
Actress

🎭🎵George Michael -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1963 d.12/25/2016 N.S. (53)
Director, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer/Guitarist, English, Gay
Names/Places: RN:Georgios Panayiotou Kyriacos
Group Names: Wham! (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Young Guns (Go for It!), Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do), Bad Boys, Club Tropicana, Club Fantastic Megamix, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper, Freedom, Everything She Wants, Last Christmas, I'm Your Man, The Edge of Heaven, Where Did Your Heart Go (previous titles as part of Wham!), A Different Corner, I Want Your Sex, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Monkey, Kissing a Fool, Praying for Time, Freedom! 90, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with Elton John), Too Funky, Somebody to Love (with Queen), Jesus to a Child, Fastlove, Spinning the Wheel, Older / I Can Make You Love Me, Star People '97, You Have Been Loved, As, Amazing
Album Titles: Fantastic, Make It Big, Music from the Edge of Heaven (previous titles as part of Wham!), Faith, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Older, Songs from the Last Century, Patience

Vera Rubin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1928 N.S. d.12/25/2016 N.S. (88)
Astronomer

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🎵🎷Alphonse Mouzon -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1948 d.12/25/2016 N.S. (68)
Composer, Drummer, Percussionist, Jazz Singer
Misc: owner of Tenacious Records
Group Names: Weather Report

🎭Lee Mendelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1933 N.S. d.12/25/2019 N.S. (86)
TV Producer
Misc: best known as the executive producer of the many Peanuts animated specials
TV Shows: A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

🏆🥊Danny Hodge -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1932 N.S. d.12/25/2020 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RFMN:Daniel Allen

🏆🏀K. C. Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1932 N.S. d.12/25/2020 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: 8x NBA champion, 522 wins
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1958-1967), Brandeis University (coach 1967-1970), Harvard (assistant coach 1970-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (assistant coach 1971-1972), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA coach 1972-1973), Capital/Washington Bullets (coach 1973-1976), Milwaukee Bucks (assistant coach 1976-1977), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1978-1983), Boston Celtics (coach 1983-1988), Seattle SuperSonics (assistant coach 1989-1990), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1990-1992), Detroit Pistons (assistant coach 1994-1995), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1996-1997), New England Blizzard (ABL coach 1997-1998)

🎵🎸Tony Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1951 N.S. d.12/25/2020 N.S. (69)
Guitarist, Country Performer, Blues-Rock Performer

Jesus Christ -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/25/6BC or 12/25/4BC or 12/25/2BC d.??/??/30AD (0) or ??/??/33AD (0)
Religious Leader, Preacher
Misc: lived to age between 33 and 36; originated Christmas; b/ddates according to tradition; the birth year of 4BC might be the correct year but scholars range from 6BC to 2BC; when the Julian Calendar's year of reckoning was changed from the year Rome was founded (which as 753 BC, and because the Romans crucified him), 1BC was assumed to be the year Jesus was born as well as conceived by the Virgin Mary on March 25, but due to miscalculations, it's impossible to correctly identify the year of birth and conception.

Jesus Christ -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/25/6BC or 12/25/4BC or 12/25/2BC d.??/??/30AD (0) or ??/??/33AD (0)
Religious Leader, Preacher
Misc: lived to age between 33 and 36; originated Christmas; b/ddates according to tradition; the birth year of 4BC might be the correct year but scholars range from 6BC to 2BC; when the Julian Calendar's year of reckoning was changed from the year Rome was founded (which as 753 BC, and because the Romans crucified him), 1BC was assumed to be the year Jesus was born as well as conceived by the Virgin Mary on March 25, but due to miscalculations, it's impossible to correctly identify the year of birth and conception.

Jesus Christ -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/25/6BC or 12/25/4BC or 12/25/2BC d.??/??/30AD (0) or ??/??/33AD (0)
Religious Leader, Preacher
Misc: lived to age between 33 and 36; originated Christmas; b/ddates according to tradition; the birth year of 4BC might be the correct year but scholars range from 6BC to 2BC; when the Julian Calendar's year of reckoning was changed from the year Rome was founded (which as 753 BC, and because the Romans crucified him), 1BC was assumed to be the year Jesus was born as well as conceived by the Virgin Mary on March 25, but due to miscalculations, it's impossible to correctly identify the year of birth and conception.

🎖Jackson Pollack -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/15/1866 or 12/25/1869 d.10/25/1995
Hero
Misc: allegedly the oldest living man in the world (1989); DOB remains unknown

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In 1999, ✪ “She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy” by Kenny Chesney peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2004, ✪ “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1954, ✪ “The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane” by The Ames Brothers peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, ✪ “Turn Your Radio On” by Ray Stevens peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “(I Know) I'm Losing You” by The Faces And Rod Stewart peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1954, “(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays” by Perry Como peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “A Penny For Your Thoughts” by Tavares peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “All I Ever Need Is You” by Sonny And Cher peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Apple Of My Eye” by Roy Head And The Traits peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Back When” by Tim McGraw peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Brand New Key” by Melanie peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Buckaroo” by Buck Owens And His Buckaroos peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Can I Get A Witness?” by Lee Michaels peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Cherish” by David Cassidy peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1954, “Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)” by Eddie Fisher peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Crystal Chandelier” by Vic Dana peaked at number 51 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Don't Think Twice” by The Four Seasons (as Wonder Who?) peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Fever” by The McCoys peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Give It Up” by Goodmen peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Go Away From My World” by Marianne Faithfull peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Good Time Music” by Beau Brummels peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Got Your Money” by Ol' Dirty Bastard Featuring Kelis peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Heart On My Sleeve” by Bryan Ferry peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1954, “Hearts Of Stone” by Charms peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Hero” by Mariah Carey peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Hey Baby” by J.J. Cale peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “I Can't Ask For Anymore Than You” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Gotta Try” by Michael McDonald peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “If Not You” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Jealous Heart” by Connie Francis peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Just One More Day” by Otis Redding peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Let's Get Together” by We Five peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Me” by Yvonne Elliman peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Lucky Man” by Starbuck peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Mademoiselle” by Styx peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Make The World Go Away” by Eddy Arnold peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “More Than A Feeling” by Boston peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1948, “My Darling My Darling” by Doris Day And Buddy Clark peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Never Should've Let You Go” by Hi-Five peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “No Good To Cry” by The Poppy Family peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Nothing To Hide” by Tommy James And The Shondells peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Nowhere To Run” by Santana peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Over And Over” by The Dave Clark Five peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Princess In Rags” by Gene Pitney peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Psychobabble” by The Alan Parsons Project peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Puppet On A String” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Respect Yourself” by The Staple Singers peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Right Thru Me” by Nicki Minaj peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Rubberband Girl” by Kate Bush peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “See Saw” by Don Covay peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Sentimental” by Kenny G peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” by Elton John peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “St. Charles” by Jefferson Starship peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “That's All She Wrote” by T.I. Featuring Eminem peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Tightrope Ride” by The Doors peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Truckin'” by Grateful Dead peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “True Love” by Elton John And Kiki Dee peaked at number 56 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “U Make Me Wanna” by Jadakiss Featuring Mariah Carey peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Welcome To My Life” by Simple Plan peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “What Can I Say” by Boz Scaggs peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “What U Gon' Do” by Lil Jon And The East Side Boyz peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Where Did Our Love Go?” by Donnie Elbert peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You're My Driving Wheel” by The Supremes peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2010, ✪ “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Glee Cast peaked at number 53 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Mickey” by Toni Basil peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, ✪ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Beatles peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, ✪ “Sixteen Reasons” by Laverne And Shirley peaked at number 72 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, ✪ “The Rubberband Man” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “An Old-Fashioned Love Song” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Baby, Baby, I Love You” by Terry Cashman peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Dog Eat Dog” by Ted Nugent peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Don't Think Twice” by The Four Seasons (as Wonder Who?) peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Every Face Tells A Story” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 58 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Heart On My Sleeve” by Gallagher And Lyle peaked at number 90 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Hello Old Friend” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Hey Big Brother” by Rare Earth peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “I Really Love You” by Dee Dee Sharp peaked at number 28 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “I Will” by Dean Martin peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again” by Buffy Sainte-Marie peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “It's My Life” by The Animals peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Just A Little Bit” by Roy Head And The Traits peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Let's Get Together” by We Five peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Lonesome Mary” by Chilliwack peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Missing You” by Dan Fogelberg peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Mother Nature, Father Time” by Brook Benton peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Mystic Eyes” by Them peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Pain” by The Ohio Players peaked at number 91 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “So Sad The Song” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Something About You” by The Four Tops peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” by Elton John peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Stones” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” by The Temptations peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Take The First Train Home” by Dee And Yeomen peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Girl Is Mine” by Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1965, “The Revolution Kind” by Sonny Bono peaked at number 30 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Tightrope Ride” by The Doors peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2010, “U Can Have It All” by Jrdn peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Baa Baa Black Sheep” by Singing Sheep peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, ✪ “Bionic Santa” by Chris Hill peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, ✪ “I Got You Babe / Soda Pop” by Avid Merrion, Davina McCall And Patsy Kensit / Craig David peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, ✪ “Merry X-Mess” by Rotterdam Termination Source peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, ✪ “Radio Ga-Ga” by Electric Six peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Singalong-A-Santa” by Santa Claus And The Christmas Trees peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2010, ✪ “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Xmas Party” by Snowmen peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “4 33 (Cage Against The Machine Version)” by John Cage peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)” by Peabo Bryson And Regina Belle peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Always” by blink-182 peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Bat Out Of Hell” by Meat Loaf peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Behind The Counter” by The Fall peaked at number 75 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Blue Christmas (The Shakin' Stevens EP)” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Christmas Rapping” by Dizzy Heights peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Cognoscenti vs. Intelligentsia” by Cuban Boys peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Confusion” by Zutons peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Dear Addy” by Kid Creole And The Coconuts peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Do The Can Can” by Skandi Girls peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Fairytale” by Dana peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Father And Son” by Ronan Keating Featuring Yusuf peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Gone Too Soon” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Grease” by Craig McLachlan peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Hands Up (4 Lovers)” by Right Said Fred peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Healing Love” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Hold My Hand” by Michael Jackson And Akon peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Horny Horns” by Perfect Phase peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “I Cannot Give You My Love” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun” by Westlife peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “I Have Forgiven Jesus” by Morrissey peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” by Tony Bennett peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “I Wanna 1-2-1 With You” by Solid Gold Chartbusters peaked at number 62 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “I Was Born On Christmas Day” by Saint Etienne peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “If I Were A Carpenter” by Robert Plant peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “It Was Easier To Hurt Her” by Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It)” by Artists For Children's Promise peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Just Can't Wait (Saturday)” by 100 Percent Featuring Jennifer John peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Let's Get This Straight (From The Start) / Old” by Kevin Rowland And Dexy's Midnight Runners peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Little Town” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Loopzilla” by George Clinton peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Lost In Emotion” by John 00 Fleming peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Many Of Horror” by Biffy Clyro peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “No Lager” by Mad Jocks peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Party Party” by Elvis Costello And The Attractions peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by Bing Crosby And David Bowie peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “People Get Ready” by Jeff Beck And Rod Stewart peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Phat Girls” by Ignorants peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Ring Out Solstice Bells” by Jethro Tull peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Sing Me An Old-Fashioned Song” by Billie Jo Spears peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “That's How I'm Livin'” by Ice-T peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “The Blower's Daughter” by Damien Rice peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “The Power Of Love” by Holly Johnson peaked at number 56 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “The River” by Ken Dodd peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1993, “The Skin Up EP” by Skin Up peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “To Whom It Concerns” by Chris Andrews peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Under Attack” by ABBA peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “War Lord” by The Shadows peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1999, “We're Going To Miss You” by James peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “When A Child Is Born” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “When We Collide” by Matt Cardle peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Xmas” by Corey Taylor peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2004, “You Knows I Loves You Baby” by Goldie Lookin' Chain peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, ✪ “Disco Duck (Part I) / Disco Duck (Part II) (Instrumental)” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1971, ✪ “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “(Don't Fear) The Reaper / Tattoo Vampire” by Blue Öyster Cult peaked at number 64 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1965, “A Lover's Concerto” by The Toys peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Anyway You Want It / Can't Control Myself” by Punkz peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1954, “Cara Mia” by David Whitfield With Mantovani And His Orchestra peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Christmas Time Again (I Wanna Walk You Home) / A Time Of The Year” by The 1010 Men peaked at number 87 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Coming Home / Good Loving Gone Bad” by David Essex peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Don't Change / Go West” by INXS peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Dreamworld / In Control” by Formula One peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Gonna See My Baby Tonight” by The La De Da's peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Heart On My Sleeve / Northern Girl” by Gallagher And Lyle peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Hold My Hand” by Michael Jackson And Akon peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Hot In The City / Hole In The Wall” by Billy Idol peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Will Always Love You / Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” by Dolly Parton peaked at number 84 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1965, “I'm Yours / (It's A) Long Lonely Highway” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World) / Walk Between Raindrops” by Donald Fagen peaked at number 69 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1954, “In The Chapel In The Moonlight” by Kitty Kallen peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “It's So Nice (To Have You Home) / Hey, Look High” by The New Seekers peaked at number 72 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Keeps Me Wondering Why / Get On Home” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 98 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Maneater / Delayed Reaction” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah peaked at number 31 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Misunderstood” by Robbie Williams peaked at number 39 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “My Baby Loves To Hurt Me / For The Love Of A Woman” by Brian Cadd peaked at number 54 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless) / Down The Line” by Barry DeVorzon And Perry Botkin, Jr. peaked at number 71 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Popsicle Toes / I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad” by Michael Franks peaked at number 93 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Ramona / Blacktown Boogie” by Dragon peaked at number 96 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Really Saying Something / Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares” by Bananarama And Fun Boy Three peaked at number 100 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Shaping Up / I Don't Wanna Lose You” by The Sherbs (as Sherbet) peaked at number 79 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Sleepwalking / When I Rest” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 87 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Solid Rock / Four Weeks Gone” by Goanna peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / King Is White And In The Crowd” by Simple Minds peaked at number 89 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The D.C.E.P. (EP) / Lollipop / Flip / Three O'Clock Thrill” by Daddy Cool peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “The Entertainer / The Mexican Connection” by Billy Joel peaked at number 89 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1999, “The Millennium Prayer” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2004, “The Prayer” by Anthony Callea peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Traveler / Slow Down” by Big Red peaked at number 90 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “This Guy's In Love (With You) / Cry” by The Reels peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2010, “What's My Name?” by Rihanna Featuring Drake peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2010, ✪ “Christmas Wrapping” by Dominic Harvey Featuring Scribe And Megan peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1993, “(I Know I Got) Skillz” by Shaquille O'Neal peaked at number 34 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1993, “All That She Wants” by Ace Of Base peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid 20 peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Don't Say You Love Me” by M2M peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Grenade” by Bruno Mars peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Keep On Movin'” by Five peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Let It Shine” by Annie Crummer peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Nothing More For Xmas” by Mike Puru Featuring Jason Kerrison peaked at number 13 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Now You Fly” by Blackjack [NZ] peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” by Meat Loaf peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1999, “S Club Party” by S Club 7 peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1999, “The Millennium Prayer” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Turn Of The Century” by Clearlight [NZ] peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1999, “What I Am” by Tin Tin Out Featuring Emma Bunton peaked at number 48 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” by Theory peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2010, “XXXmas” by Jay-Jay Feeney Featuring Seth Haapu peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1965, “1-2-3” by Len Barry peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Bigger Than That” by Men2B peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Binnen” by Marco Borsato peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Bring Me Your Cup” by UB40 peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Colourblind World” by Room 4 2 peaked at number 43 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Don't Take Away The Music” by Tavares peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Echte vrienden” by BZB And Friends peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “El gallinero” by Ramirez peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Fireball” by Deep Purple peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Gone Too Soon” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Hello” by Martin Solveig And Dragonette peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Ik kom naar huis (met Kerstmis)” by Django Wagner peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Kerstmis” by Marco Borsato peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Koh-I-Noor” by Jan Rot peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Kom maar binnen!” by Pater Moeskroen peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “La solitudine” by Laura Pausini peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Livin' Thing” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Louise” by Phil Everly peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Megaman” by Robby Valentine peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Mirror Man” by The Human League peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2010, “No X-mas Without You” by BYentl And Daughter peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Ooh La, La, La (Let's Go Dancing)” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Rhythm Divine” by Enrique Iglesias peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Shake Up Christmas” by Train peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Shake Your Bon-Bon” by Ricky Martin peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” by Elton John peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” by U2 peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “The Last Apache” by Bolland And Bolland peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1999, “The Millennium Prayer” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Truckcar race” by Henk Wijngaard peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Uit m'n bol” by André Hazes peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Under Attack” by ABBA peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Under Pressure (Rah Remix)” by Queen And David Bowie peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Vallée de larmes” by René et Gaston peaked at number 41 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1965, “We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper” by The Beatles peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “You Can't Hurry Love” by Phil Collins peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Ze zeggen...” by Jan Boezeroen peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “I Eat Cannibals” by Toto Coelo peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1993, “All For Love” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart And Sting peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Child Come Away” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Dreaming People” by Jay Smith peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1999, “F**k The Millenium” by Scooter peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Farväl till sommaren” by Sven-Ingvars peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heartbreaker” by Dionne Warwick peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1993, “I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 38 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Le matin sur la rivière” by Êve Brenner peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Metal On Metal” by Anvil peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Muscles” by Diana Ross peaked at number 6 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1999, “O helga natt” by Jussi Björling peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Spinning Rock Boogie” by Hank C. Burnette peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Tomten é full” by Ronny And Ragge peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1976, “White Christmas” by Lena-Maria And Sweet Wine peaked at number 9 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2004, “A Beautiful Time” by Tamee Harrison peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Bittersweet” by Apocalyptica Featuring Ville Valo And Lauri Ylönen peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Boom! Shake The Room” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Born Free” by Kid Rock peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Hold My Hand” by Michael Jackson with Akon peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1999, “If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time” by R. Kelly peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Mamma Mia” by A*Teens peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Misunderstood” by Robbie Williams peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2010, “No Time For Sleeping” by LaVive peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2004, “On The Day Before Christmas” by Papermoon peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Rhythm Divine” by Enrique Iglesias peaked at number 26 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1999, “She's The One” by Robbie Williams peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Sweetest Poison” by Nu Pagadi peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Ten More Minutes” by Bingoboys peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1993, “The Sign” by Ace Of Base peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Waiting For Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Was ist Zeit?” by DJ Taylor And Flow peaked at number 22 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2004, “C'est plus fort que moi” by Lorie peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Elle danse seule” by De Palmas peaked at number 22 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Find A Way” by J Five peaked at number 24 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Go West” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Il suffira” by Larusso peaked at number 22 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1999, “It's Not Right But It's Okay” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 21 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1999, “L'an 2000” by Charly And Lulu peaked at number 42 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2010, “L'horloge tourne” by Mickaël Miro peaked at number 23 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Mon plus beau rêve” by Anne peaked at number 45 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Over The Rainbow” by Israel IZ Kamakawiwo'ole peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Pour toi” by David Hallyday peaked at number 33 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Qui je suis” by Caroline Costa peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Will 2K” by Will Smith Featuring K-Ci peaked at number 32 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1993, “Back In Black” by Brothers peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Day Tripper” by The Beatles peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Light On” by Atle Pettersen peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Soley Soley” by Middle Of The Road peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Touch Me” by Günther Featuring Samantha Fox peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Turn Your Lights Down Low” by Bob Marley Featuring Lauryn Hill peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2004, “What You Waiting For?” by Gwen Stefani peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1971, “Akropolis adieu” by Mireille Mathieu peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Another Night” by M.C. Sar And The Real McCoy peaked at number 42 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Chinder im Chrieg” by Baschi peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Hold My Hand” by Michael Jackson with Akon peaked at number 9 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1999, “I Learned From The Best” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 28 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2004, “La rivière de notre enfance” by Garou And Michel Sardou peaked at number 14 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Maschen-Draht-Zaun” by Stefan Raab peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1999, “Merry Xmas” by Gotthard peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2004, “Misunderstood” by Robbie Williams peaked at number 26 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2010, “No Time For Sleeping” by LaVive peaked at number 28 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Over The Rainbow” by Israel IZ Kamakawiwo'ole peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Samichlaus” by Müslüm peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

Italy Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2004, “California” by Phantom Planet peaked at number 2 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2010, “Hold My Hand” by Michael Jackson with Akon peaked at number 4 on the Italy pop singles chart.

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In 0003, B.C., About three B.C., according to Christian belief, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. Calendar miscalculations of the time make it impossible to be certain of the year. Itʹs now thought that the official placement of the celebration so close to the winter solstice was deliberate, to give people something Christian to celebrate in place of a pagan holiday which had been held at the same time previously. The Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated December 25 each year. Jesusʹ exact birth date isnʹt known — although itʹs been estimated he was born in about what we call three B.C. proleptically reckoned to the year of Christ (previously dated 751 reckoned to the year Rome was founded). in the town of Bethlehem — and in fact, he mayʹve been born in the spring, not winter. Christmas as a Feast of the Nativity dates from the fourth century, when the Western church set December 25 for the feast — possibly as a substitute for the various pagan celebrations of the time, including the Roman Saturnalia and Druidic winter solstice rites.

In 0336, The first recorded celebration of Christmas on December 25 took place in Rome.

In 0352, Just when is Christmas Day, people ask? Is it really December 25? Actually it is; but it wasnʹt officially, until sometime between the years 337 and 352 A.D. This means that the date celebrated as the birth of Christ was not set until the time of Julius I, Bishop of Rome. To that time, the day known as Christmas was celebrated on one of three dates in the first 352 years of the Julian calendar: January 6, March 29 and September 29.

In 0597, England adopted the Julian calendar.

In 1620, After first sighting it 14 days earlier, the Pilgrim Fathers aboard the Mayflower proclaimed a colony at Plymouth Rock, now Massachusetts.

In 1621, Game playing on Christmas Day was banned in Plymouth colony by Governor William Bradford.

In 1651, The General Court of Massachusetts passed a law making the observance of Christmas a penal offense and ordered a fine (five shillings) for “observing any such day as Christmas”; the law was later repealed.

In 1741, The centigrade temperature scale was devised by Anders Celsius and incorporated into a Delisle thermometer at Uppsala, Sweden.

In 1758, Halleyʹs comet first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return.

In 1776, General George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey. It was the turning point of the American Revolution.

In 1818, The Christmas carol “Silent Night,” by Franz Joseph Gruber and Joseph Mohr, was sung for the first time, at the Church of Saint Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria. It had been written three days earlier by obscure composer Franz Gruber.

In 1831, Louisiana and Arkansas became first states to observe Christmas as a legal holiday.

In 1896, “Stars and Stripes Forever” was written by John Philip Sousa. It was 3:45 when played at march tempo.

In 1897, Italy cedes Kassala to Egypt.

In 1907, Jazz singer and bandleader Cab Calloway was born in Rochester, New York.

In 1908, Jack Johnson KO Tommy Burns and becomes first black heavyweight champ.

In 1914, During World War I, British and German troops observed an unofficial truce and even playing football together on the Western Front.

In 1923, The White House has its first Electrically-Lighted Christmas Tree.

In 1926, Hirohito became emperor of Japan, succeeding his father, Emperor Yoshihito (Hirohito was formally enthroned almost two years later).

In 1931, The Metropolitan Opera House in New York broadcast an entire opera over radio for the first time. Listeners throughout the United States and overseas heard “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck.

In 1932, King George V made the first royal Christmas Day radio broadcast to the British Empire. During King George V Christmas dinner speech, his chair collapes.

In 1937, The NBC Symphony Orchestra, led for the first time by conductor Arturo Toscanini, performed a Christmas concert featuring works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Brahms.

In 1939, Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph as the ninth reindeer.

In 1939, The Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol” was read this night by Lionel Barrymore on “The Campbell Playhouse” on CBS Radio. The reading of the tale became an annual radio event for years to come.

In 1942, The longest, sponsored program in the history of broadcasting was heard on NBC Radioʹs Blue Network this day. The daylong, “Victory Paradeʹs Christmas Party of Spotlight Bands” was heard over 142 radio stations. The marathon broadcast was sponsored by the people in your town who bottle Coca-Cola.

In 1946, W.C. Fields, U.S. comedian and star of such films as “The Bank Dick” and “My Little Chickadee,” died. Heh-heh! He said….Bank! Heh-heh-heh! Hmm-hmm.

In 1948, “All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)” by Spike Jones and The City Slickers featuring George Rock hit number one on the U.S. pop chart.

In 1950, “The Steve Allen Show”, TV Variety, debut on CBS. Christmas night might be an odd time to launch a live TV show, but Steve Allen is an odd guy.

In 1953, The Goofy film, “How to Sleep” is released. The Donald Duck film, “Canvasback Duck” is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.

In 1954, On the cover of TV Guide: “The Nelson Family at Christmas”. Other Articles: Space Patrol, Lucy, Elizabeth Montgomery

In 1955, “Colgate Comedy Hour”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1958, Alan Freedʹs Christmas Rock and Roll Spectacular opens a ten-day run at the Loewʹs State Theater in Manhattan with seventeen acts, including Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, the Moonglows, Jackie Wilson, Frankie Avalon and the Everly Brothers. Johnnie Ray, not your typical rock and roll act, tops the bill the first five nights. However, it is Bo Diddley who steals the show.

In 1961, R.C., “Alvinʹs Harmonica” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Evʹrybodyʹs Cryin'” by Jimmie Beaumont peaked at #100 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms reentered the chart and peaked at #41 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee reentered the chart and peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Santa and The Touchables” by Dickie Goodman peaked at #99 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Donʹt Be Late)” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “The Little Drummer Boy” by Harry Someone Chorale reentered the chart and peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby reentered the chart and peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Your Mama Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night” by Kenny Dio peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, HOT NEW MOVIES “WHOʹS MINDING THE STORE”: Jerry Lewis brings his comic mayhem to a department store (co-starring JILL ST. JOHN); “THE SWORD IN THE STONE” (Disneyʹs animated version of King Arthurʹs boyhood); “CHARADE” (Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn)

In 1964, “Goldfinger” Sean Connery stars in the third James Bond movie which goes into national release. Shirley Basseyʹs theme song soon becomes a big hit.

In 1965, On the cover of TV Guide: “Merry Christmas”. Other Articles: Hoganʹs Heroes, John Forsythe

In 1965, R.C., “Buckaroo” by Buck Owens peaked at #60 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, R.C., “Donʹt Think Twice” by The Wonder Who? (The Four Seasons) peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, R.C., “Over And Over” by The Dave Clark Five peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, The Beatlesʹ “Rubber Soul” album hit the top of the United Kingdom album chart.

In 1971, On the cover of TV Guide: “Merry Christmas”. Other Articles: Lucille Ball, Bobby Sherman

In 1971, R.C., “(I Know) Iʹm Losing You” by Rod Stewart With Faces peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Brand New Key” by Melanie peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Respect Yourself” by Staple Singers peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Truckin'” by Grateful Dead peaked at #64 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Turn Your Radio On” by Ray Stevens peaked at #63 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Sting” starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, and Charles Durning, and featuring Marvin Hamlischʹs clever adaptation of Scott Joplinʹs music, premiered in many New York theaters.

In 1976, R.C., “More Than A Feeling” by Boston peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, The Eaglesʹ sixth album “Hotel California,” their first with Joe Walsh, goes platinum. It features the title song, a number one hit single for the California country-rock band in May 1977.

In 1977, After circling the moon for 20 hours, astronaut Jim Lovell of the APOLLO Eight lunar mission told the world from his spacecraft, “Hello, Houston…there is a Santa Claus…Weʹre coming home!”

In 1977, Harlemʹs Apollo Theater re-opens.

In 1977, Charlie Chaplin, U.S. star of silent comedy films, died at age 88.

In 1978, Science fiction fans “donʹt panic” when the miniseries “The Hitchhikerʹs Guide To The Galaxy” makes its British debut. The series wonʹt cross the Atlantic for two years.

In 1985, “George Burns Comedy Week”, TV Comedy Anthology; last aired on CBS.

In 1989, The New Republic allegedly corrects TIME magazine regarding the phrase that Arsenio Hallʹs “Dog Pound” has been chanting. “Roof! Roof! Roof!”, not “Wooh! Wooh! Wooh!” A few weeks later, the Washington Post corrects them both — itʹs *actually* “Woof! Woof! Woof!”

In 1990, The World Wide Web, the system providing quick access to websites over the Internet, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, as computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau (KAHʹ-yoh) created the worldʹs first hyperlinked webpage.

In 1993, R.C., “Rubberband Girl” by Kate Bush peaked at #88 on the pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Comedy Tonight” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after eight performances.

In 1996, “Tickle Me Elmo” was the hottest Christmas gift of the year.

In 1997, Comedian Jerry Seinfeld announced plans to fold his highly successful NBC sitcom “Seinfeld” at the end of the current season. At the beginning of 1997, there was a show about nothing on NBC; a year later, Datebook author David Tanny finds nothing to watch on NBC.

In 1999, Jerry Seinfeld married fiancee Jessica Sklar in a quiet ceremony after sundown — in accordance with Jewish tradition, in New York.

In 2019, The annual reenactment of George Washingtonʹs crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 was completed for the first time in three years, after being scrapped twice in a row because of bad weather.

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[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
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[USA] Gravity Day
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