All About December 25th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
December 25th Holidays
Ruling planet: Saturn
Sign ruler: Saturn, Uranus
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 22
Personality Traits: Solid, Stable, Traditional, Loves Quality.
Famous Capricorns: Tiger Woods Stephen Hawking, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carrey, Elvis Presley, Issac Newton, Muhammed Ali, Mel Gibson.
December 25th Trivia
- 336 – Christmas first celebrated. The Romans marked the birth of Jesus Christ on this day in what is thought to be the first Christmas celebration, after Emperor Constantine I had declared Christianity the preferred religion of the empire.
- 1758 – Halley’s Comet is sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch, confirming Edmund Halley’s prediction of its passage. This was the first passage of a comet predicted ahead of time.
- 1809 – Dr. Ephraim McDowell performs the first ovariotomy, removing a 22-pound tumor.
- 1814 – Rev. Samuel Marsden holds the first Christian service on land in New Zealand at Rangihoua Bay.
- 1889 – Humphrey Bogart, American film actor was born on Christmas day in New York City, NY.
- 1932 – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
- 1949 – Sissy Spacek, American actress was born in Quitman, TX.
- 1954 – Annie Lennox, Singer-songwriter and band member of The Eurhthmics, was born on Christmas Day in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
- 1968 – Apollo 8 orbits the moon. The three astronauts astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders become the first humans to see the dark side of the moon.
- 1971 – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada was born on Christmas day in Ottawa, Canada.
- 1971 – Dido, Singer-songwriter was born on Christmas day in Kensington, London, United Kingdom.
- 1976 – The song, “Torn Between Two Lovers,” by Mary Macgregor was the #1 song on the Adult Contemporary Billboard Charts.
- 1977 – Charlie Chaplin dies at 88 years old on Christmas day.
- 1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union.
- The song, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You, ‘ by Aaron Tippin was the #1 Country Song on the Billboards.
- 1984 – The song, “Like a Virgin,” by Madonna was #1 on the Hot 100 Billboard.
- 1989 – The album, “Merry, Merry Christmas,” by New Kids On The Block was the #1 Holiday Album.
- 1995 – Dean Martin, Rat Packer, singer, comedian, actor and host of the ring-a-ding dies on Christmas day, at 78 after battling lung cancer and emphysema.
- 1995 – Hailie Jade, Eminem’s daughter was born on Christmas day in Detroit, MI.
- 1998 – The album, “These Are Special Times,” by Celine Dion was the #1 album.