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 This day in History - December 25
433 Historic Events for December 25
1940

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts "Pal Joey," premieres in NYC

Event
1941

Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong

Event
1941

Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan

Event
1941

Don Pullen, pianist/composer

Birth
1941

Ronald Perera, composer

Birth
1941

Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author

Birth
1942

Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death

Event
1942

Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad

Event
1942

Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)

Birth
1942

Fran‡oise Durr, France, tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)

Birth
1942

British Col S W Bailey reaches Mihailovics headquarter

Event
1942

Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32

Death
1943

Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82

Death
1943

Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)

Birth
1943

Trevor Lucas, rocker (Fairport Convention)

Birth
1943

Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62

Death
1943

Hanna Schygulla, Katowice Silesia, actress (Love is Colder than Death)

Birth
1943

Hedley Howarth, cricketer (brother of Geoff, NZ lefty spinner 1969-77)

Birth
1944

Henry Vestine, rock guitarist (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)

Birth
1944

Rick Berman, [Richard], producer (Star Trek Generations)

Birth
1945

Steve Mancha, [Clyde Wilson], US singer/songwriter (Too Many Cooks)

Birth
1945

Noel Redding, rocker (The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze)

Birth
1945

Gary Sandy, Dayton Ohio, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati)

Birth
1945

Kenny Everett, British TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)

Birth
1945

Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI)

Birth