December 25 Holidays, Events & Observances

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December 25 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are December 25 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; December 25 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on December 25.

December 25 holidays and observances
December 25 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in December, international holidays in December 25, national days in December 25. Some major December 25 national day and International holidays list in December calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of December 25 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have documented the long list of observances on December 25, notable events, national days in December 25, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on December 25 globally.

Month of December

The month of December brings many holidays, feasts, and happenings!Learn all about the 12th month on the calendar, a short history, and what the month is known for! From St. Nicholas Day to the Geminid Meteor Shower to Christmas, it’s a busy month of the year. Just remember to grab a cup of cocoa and relax when you can. 

December is the 12th month (and last month) in our modern-day Gregorian calendar (as it was in the preceding Julian calendar).

However, it was originally the 10th month of the Roman calendar (until 153 BC). Hence, “December” comes from the Latin word decem, meaning “ten.”

Holidays in December

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in December are: National Fritters Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, National Mutt Day | National Mixed Breed Dog Day, Pan American Health Day, Special Education Day, World Computer Literacy Day, National Roof over Your Head Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Make a Gift Day, and more.

December 25 holidays and observances
December 25 Holidays and Observances

December 25 Holidays, National Day

December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; Six days remain until the end of the year.

Events

  • 36 – Forces of Emperor Guangwu of the Eastern Han, under the command of Wu Han, conquer the separatist Chengjia empire, reuniting China.
  • 274 – A temple to Sol Invictus is dedicated in Rome by Emperor Aurelian.
  • 333 – Roman Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar.
  • 336 – First documentary sign of Christmas celebration in Rome.
  • 350 – Vetranio meets Constantius II at Naissus (Serbia) and is forced to abdicate his title (Caesar). Constantius allows him to live as a private citizen on a state pension.
  • 508 – Clovis I, king of the Franks, is baptized into the Catholic faith at Reims, by Saint Remigius.
  • 597 – Augustine of Canterbury and his fellow-labourers baptise in Kent more than 10,000 Anglo-Saxons.
  • 800 – The coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
  • 1000 – The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
  • 1013 – Sweyn Forkbeard takes control of the Danelaw and is proclaimed king of England.
  • 1025 – Coronation of Mieszko II Lambert as king of Poland.
  • 1046 – Henry III was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Clement II.
  • 1066 – William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1076 – Coronation of Bolesław II the Generous as king of Poland.
  • 1100 – Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
  • 1130 – Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first king of Sicily.
  • 1261 – Eleven-year-old John IV Laskaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaiologos.
  • 1492 – The carrack Santa María, commanded by Christopher Columbus, runs onto a reef off Haiti due to an improper watch.
  • 1553 – Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1559 – Pope Pius IV is elected, four months after his predecessor’s death.
  • 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.
  • 1766 – Mapuches in Chile launch a series of surprise attacks against the Spanish starting the Mapuche uprising of 1766.
  • 1776 – George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River at night to attack Hessian forces serving Great Britain at Trenton, New Jersey, the next day.
  • 1793 – General “Mad Anthony” Wayne and a 300 man detachment identify the site of St. Clair’s 1791 defeat by the large number of unburied human remains at modern Fort Recovery, Ohio.
  • 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.
  • 1815 – The Handel and Haydn Society, oldest continually performing arts organization in the United States, gives its first performance.
  • 1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
  • 1831 – The Great Jamaican Slave Revolt begins; up to 20% of Jamaica’s slaves mobilize in an ultimately unsuccessful fight for freedom.
  • 1837 – Second Seminole War: American general Zachary Taylor leads 1,100 troops against the Seminoles at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
  • 1868 – Pardons for ex-Confederates: United States President Andrew Johnson grants an unconditional pardon to all Confederate veterans.
  • 1914 – A series of unofficial truces occur across the Western Front to celebrate Christmas.
  • 1915 – The National Protection War breaks out against the Empire of China, as military leaders Cai E and Tang Jiyao proclaim the independence of Yunnan and begin a campaign to restore the Republic.
  • 1932 – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
  • 1941 – Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
  • 1941 – World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.
  • 1941 – Admiral Émile Muselier seizes the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which become the first part of France to be liberated by the Free French Forces.
  • 1946 – The first European self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within the Soviet Union’s F-1 nuclear reactor.
  • 1950 – The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.
  • 1951 – A bomb explodes at the home of Harry T. Moore and Harriette V. S. Moore, early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, killing Harry instantly and fatally wounding Harriette.
  • 1962 – The Soviet Union conducts its final above-ground nuclear weapon test, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  • 1963 – Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
  • 1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the first successful Trans-Earth injection (TEI) maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit.
  • 1968 – Kilvenmani massacre: Forty-four Dalits (untouchables) are burnt to death in Kizhavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit laborers.
  • 1976 – EgyptAir Flight 664, a Boeing 707-366C, crashes on approach to Don Mueang International Airport, killing 71 people.
  • 1977 – Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with its president Anwar Sadat.
  • 1986 – Iraqi Airways Flight 163, a Boeing 737-270C, is hijacked and crashes in Arar, Saudi Arabia, killing 63 people.
  • 1989 – Romanian Revolution: Deposed President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, are condemned to death and executed after a summary trial.
  • 1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine’s referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union.
  • 1999 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 310, a Yakovlev Yak-42, crashes near Bejuma, Carabobo State, Venezuela, killing 22 people.
  • 2003 – UTA Flight 141, a Boeing 727-223, crashes at the Cotonou Airport in Benin, killing 141 people.
  • 2003 – The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express spacecraft on December 19, stops transmitting shortly before its scheduled landing.
  • 2004 – The Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
  • 2012 – An Antonov An-72 plane crashes close to the city of Shymkent, killing 27 people.
  • 2016 – A Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 carrying members of the Alexandrov Ensemble crashes into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff, killing all 92 people on board.
  • 2019 – Twenty people are killed and thousands are left homeless by Typhoon Phanfone in the Philippines.
  • 2020 – An explosion in Nashville, Tennessee occurs, leaving three civilians in the hospital.
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Births

  • 1250 – John IV Laskaris, Byzantine emperor (d. 1305)
  • 1281 – Alice de Lacy, 4th Countess of Lincoln (d. 1348)
  • 1400 – John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1487)
  • 1424 – Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (d. 1445)
  • 1461 – Christina of Saxony, Queen consort of Denmark (d. 1521)
  • 1490 – Francesco Marinoni, Italian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1562)
  • 1493 – Antoinette de Bourbon, French noblewoman (d. 1583)
  • 1505 – Christine of Saxony, German noblewoman (d. 1549)
  • 1564 – Johannes Buxtorf, German Calvinist theologian (d. 1629)
  • 1583 – Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (d. 1625)
  • 1584 – Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain (d. 1611)
  • 1601 – Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha (d. 1675)
  • 1628 – Noël Coypel, French painter and educator (d. 1707)
  • 1642 (OS) – Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1726/1727)
  • 1652 – Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician, anatomist, and scholar (d. 1713)
  • 1665 – Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish-English poet and songwriter (d. 1746)
  • 1674 – Thomas Halyburton, Scottish minister and theologian (d. 1712)
  • 1686 – Giovanni Battista Somis, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1763)
  • 1700 – Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1758)
  • 1711 – Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (d. 1772)
  • 1716 – Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician and scholar (d. 1774)
  • 1717 – Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
  • 1728 – Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1804)
  • 1730 – Philip Mazzei, Italian-American physician and philosopher (d. 1816)
  • 1745 – Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Caribbean-French violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1799)
  • 1757 – Benjamin Pierce, American general and politician, 17th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1839)
  • 1766 – Christmas Evans, Welsh Nonconformist preacher (d. 1838)
  • 1771 – Dorothy Wordsworth, English diarist and poet (d. 1855)
  • 1776 – Sydney, Lady Morgan, Irish author and poet (d. 1859)
  • 1810 – L. L. Langstroth, American apiarist, clergyman and teacher (d. 1895)
  • 1821 – Clara Barton, American nurse and humanitarian, founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912)
  • 1825 – Stephen F. Chadwick, American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Oregon (d. 1895)
  • 1829 – Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American composer and bandleader (d. 1892)
  • 1856 – Pud Galvin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1902)
  • 1861 – Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian educator, lawyer, and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1946)
  • 1865 – Evangeline Booth, English 4th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1950)
  • 1869 – Charles Finger, English-American journalist and author (d. 1941)
  • 1870 – Helena Rubinstein, Polish-American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1965)
  • 1873 – Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-American agriculturalist and educator (d. 1959)
  • 1874 – Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano and actress (d. 1944)
  • 1875 – Francis Aveling, Canadian psychologist and priest (d. 1941)
  • 1875 – Theodor Innitzer, Austrian cardinal (d. 1955)
  • 1876 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (d. 1948)
  • 1876 – Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1878 – Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, co-founded Chevrolet (d. 1941)
  • 1878 – Noël, Countess of Rothes, philanthropist, social leader and heroine of Titanic disaster (d. 1956)
  • 1878 – Joseph M. Schenck, Russian-American film producer (d. 1961)
  • 1883 – Hugo Bergmann, Czech-Israeli philosopher and academic (d. 1975)
  • 1883 – Hana Meisel, Belarusian-Israeli agronomist and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1884 – Samuel Berger, American boxer (d. 1925)
  • 1884 – Evelyn Nesbit, American model and actress (d. 1967)
  • 1886 – Malak Hifni Nasif, Egyptian poet and activist (d. 1918)
  • 1886 – Kid Ory, American trombonist and bandleader (d. 1973)
  • 1887 – Conrad Hilton, American entrepreneur (d. 1979)
  • 1889 – Lila Bell Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader’s Digest (d. 1984)
  • 1890 – Noel Odell, English geologist and mountaineer (d. 1987)
  • 1891 – Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, Indian-English general and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 1959)
  • 1891 – Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-Australian cricketer (d. 1980)
  • 1899 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 – Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (d. 2004)
  • 1902 – Barton MacLane, American actor, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1902 – William Bell, American tuba player and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1903 – Antiochos Evangelatos, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1904 – Gerhard Herzberg, German-Canadian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1906 – Lew Grade, Baron Grade, Ukrainian-English film producer (d. 1998)
  • 1906 – Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (d. 1994)
  • 1907 – Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-American wrestler and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – Glenn McCarthy, American businessman, founded the Shamrock Hotel (d. 1988)
  • 1908 – Quentin Crisp, English author and illustrator (d. 1999)
  • 1908 – Ernest L. Massad, American general (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1909 – Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American engineer (d. 1996)
  • 1911 – Louise Bourgeois, French-American sculptor and painter (d. 2010)
  • 1913 – Candy Candido, American singer, bass player, and voice actor (d. 1999)
  • 1913 – Tony Martin, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1914 – James Fletcher Jnr, New Zealand businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1914 – Oscar Lewis, American anthropologist of Latin America (d. 1970)
  • 1915 – Pete Rugolo, Italian-American composer and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1916 – Ahmed Ben Bella, Algerian soldier and politician, 1st President of Algeria (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Arseny Mironov, Russian scientist, engineer, pilot, oldest active researcher in aircraft aerodynamics and flight testing (d. 2019)
  • 1917 – Lincoln Verduga Loor, Ecuadorian journalist and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1918 – Anwar Sadat, Egyptian lieutenant and politician, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1919 – Naushad Ali, Indian composer and director (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Paul David, Canadian cardiologist and politician, founded the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author (d. 2000)
  • 1921 – Steve Otto, Polish-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1922 – William Demby, American author (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – René Girard, French-American historian, philosopher, and critic (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Louis Lane, American conductor and educator (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer, created The Twilight Zone (d. 1975)
  • 1924 – Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian poet and politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (d. 2018)
  • 1925 – Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American anthropologist and author (d. 1998)
  • 1925 – Ned Garver, American baseball player (d. 2017)
  • 1925 – Sam Pollock, Canadian businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Enrique Jorrín, Cuban violinist and composer (d. 1987)
  • 1927 – Nellie Fox, American baseball player and coach (d. 1975)
  • 1927 – Leo Kubiak, American basketball and baseball player
  • 1927 – Ram Narayan, Indian sarangi player
  • 1928 – Irish McCalla, American actress and model (d. 2002)
  • 1928 – Dick Miller, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
  • 1929 – Christine M. Jones, American educator and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – China Machado, Chinese-born Portuguese-American fashion model, or and television producer (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian-American boxer and coach
  • 1930 – Armenak Alachachian, Armenian basketball player and coach (d. 2017)
  • 1932 – Mabel King, American actress and singer (d. 1999)
  • 1933 – Basil Heatley, English runner (d. 2019)
  • 1935 – Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudanese politician, Prime Minister of Sudan (d. 2020)
  • 1935 – Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (d. 2009)
  • 1935 – Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, American educator and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1936 – Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
  • 1936 – Ismail Merchant, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1937 – O’Kelly Isley Jr., American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1938 – Duane Armstrong, American painter
  • 1938 – Noel Picard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
  • 1939 – Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Pakistani businessman and politician
  • 1939 – Bob James, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1939 – Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Hilary Spurling, English journalist and author
  • 1941 – Kenneth Calman, Scottish physician and academic
  • 1942 – Françoise Dürr, French tennis player and coach
  • 1942 – Barbara Follett, English politician
  • 1942 – Barry Goldberg, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1942 – Enrique Morente, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1943 – Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian race car driver and businessman
  • 1943 – Hanna Schygulla, German actress
  • 1944 – Kenny Everett, British comedian and broadcaster (d. 1995)
  • 1944 – Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1944 – Sam Strahan, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2019)
  • 1945 – Rick Berman, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1945 – Eve Pollard, English journalist and author
  • 1945 – Mike Pringle, Zambian-Scottish lawyer and politician
  • 1945 – Noel Redding, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2003)
  • 1945 – Ken Stabler, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1946 – Jimmy Buffett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1946 – Larry Csonka, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Christopher Frayling, English author and academic
  • 1946 – Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948 – Merry Clayton, American singer and actress
  • 1948 – Kay Hymowitz, American sociologist and writer
  • 1948 – Barbara Mandrell, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1948 – Joel Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • 1949 – Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, Brazilian singer
  • 1949 – Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1949 – Sissy Spacek, American actress
  • 1950 – Peter Boardman, English mountaineer and author (d. 1982)
  • 1950 – Karl Rove, American political strategist and activist
  • 1950 – Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball player and manager
  • 1952 – Tolossa Kotu, Ethiopian runner and coach
  • 1952 – CCH Pounder, Guyanese-American actress
  • 1953 – Kaarlo Maaninka, Finnish runner
  • 1954 – Annie Lennox, Scottish singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1957 – Mansoor Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1957 – Chris Kamara, English footballer and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Shane MacGowan, English-Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Cheryl Chase, American voice actress and singer
  • 1958 – Hanford Dixon, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Rickey Henderson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1958 – Konstantin Kinchev, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1959 – Michael P. Anderson, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1959 – Ramdas Athawale, Indian poet and politician
  • 1961 – Íngrid Betancourt, Colombian political scientist and politician
  • 1962 – Francis Dunnery, English musician
  • 1964 – Ian Bostridge, English tenor
  • 1964 – Gary McAllister, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Kevin Simms, English rugby player
  • 1964 – Bob Stanley, English keyboard player, songwriter, producer, and journalist
  • 1965 – Ed Davey, English politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • 1965 – David Rath, Czech physician and politician
  • 1966 – Toshi Arai, Japanese race car driver
  • 1967 – Jason Thirsk, American bass player (d. 1996)
  • 1968 – Helena Christensen, Danish model and actress
  • 1968 – Jim Dowd, American ice hockey player
  • 1969 – Nicolas Godin, French musician
  • 1969 – Noel Goldthorpe, Australian rugby league player
  • 1969 – Frederick Onyancha, Kenyan runner
  • 1970 – Emmanuel Amunike, Nigerian footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Rodney Dent, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Dido, English singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Justin Trudeau, Canadian educator and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1972 – Mac Powell, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1972 – Qu Yunxia, Chinese runner
  • 1973 – Robbie Elliott, English footballer and coach
  • 1973 – Chris Harris, American wrestler
  • 1973 – Daisuke Miura, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – Alexandre Trudeau, Canadian journalist and director
  • 1975 – Daniel Mustard, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player
  • 1975 – Choi Sung-yong, South Korean footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer
  • 1976 – Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1976 – Tim James, American basketball player and coach
  • 1976 – Atko Väikmeri, Estonian footballer
  • 1976 – Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ and record producer
  • 1977 – Israel Vázquez, Mexican boxer
  • 1977 – Ali Tandoğan, Turkish footballer
  • 1978 – Simon Jones, Welsh cricketer
  • 1978 – Joel Porter, Australian footballer and manager
  • 1978 – Jeremy Strong, American actor
  • 1979 – Ferman Akgül, Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Laurent Bonnart, French footballer
  • 1979 – Robert Huff, English race car driver
  • 1979 – Hyun Young-min, South Korean footballer
  • 1980 – Marcus Trufant, American football player
  • 1980 – Laura Sadler, English actress (d. 2003)
  • 1981 – Trenesha Biggers, American wrestler and model
  • 1981 – Christian Holst, Danish-Faroese footballer
  • 1981 – Willy Taveras, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 – Shawn Andrews, American football player
  • 1982 – Rob Edwards, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 – Ethan Kath, Canadian keyboard player, songwriter and producer
  • 1982 – Chris Rene, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1984 – Chris Cahill, Samoan footballer
  • 1984 – Alastair Cook, English cricketer
  • 1984 – Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer, actress, and fashion designer
  • 1984 – Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer, actress, and fashion designer
  • 1984 – Chris Richard, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Martin Mathathi, Kenyan runner
  • 1985 – Rusev, Bulgarian-American professional wrestler
  • 1987 – Ceyhun Gülselam, Turkish footballer
  • 1987 – Demaryius Thomas, American football player
  • 1988 – Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988 – Eric Gordon, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Lukas Hinds-Johnson, German rugby player
  • 1992 – Mitakeumi Hisashi, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1993 – Emi Takei, Japanese actress, fashion model and singer
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Deaths

  • 304 – Saint Anastasia
  • 795 – Pope Adrian I
  • 936 – Zhang Jingda, general of Later Tang
  • 940 – Makan ibn Kaki, Iranian general
  • 1147 – Guy II, Count of Ponthieu (b. c. 1120)
  • 1156 – Peter the Venerable, French abbot and saint (b. 1092)
  • 1156 – Sverker the Elder, king of Sweden
  • 1294 – Mestwin II, Duke of Pomerania
  • 1395 – Elisabeth, Countess of Neuchâtel, Swiss ruler
  • 1406 – Henry III of Castile (b. 1379)
  • 1505 – George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1454)
  • 1553 – Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish explorer and politician, 1st Royal Governor of Chile (b. 1500)
  • 1634 – Lettice Knollys, English noblewoman (b. 1540)
  • 1635 – Samuel de Champlain, French soldier, geographer, and explorer (b. 1567)
  • 1676 – William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire (b. 1592)
  • 1676 – Matthew Hale, English lawyer and jurist, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1609)
  • 1683 – Kara Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 111th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1634)
  • 1730 – Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine, Scottish peer and general (b. 1676)
  • 1758 – James Hervey, English priest and author (b. 1714)
  • 1784 – Yosa Buson, Japanese poet and painter (b. 1716)
  • 1796 – Velu Nachiyar, Queen of Sivagangai (b. 1730)
  • 1824 – Barbara von Krüdener, German mystic and author (b. 1764)
  • 1868 – Linus Yale, Jr., American engineer and businessman (b. 1821)
  • 1875 – Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)
  • 1880 – Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1828)
  • 1824 – William Lawless, Irish revolutionary, later French Army general (b. 1772)
  • 1916 – Albert Chmielowski, Polish saint, founded the Albertine Brothers (b. 1845)
  • 1921 – Vladimir Korolenko, Russian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1853)
  • 1925 – Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1877)
  • 1926 – Emperor Taishō of Japan (b. 1879)
  • 1928 – Miles Burke, American boxer (b. 1885)
  • 1930 – Jakob Mändmets, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1871)
  • 1933 – Francesc Macià, Catalan colonel and politician, 122nd President of Catalonia (b. 1859)
  • 1935 – Paul Bourget, French author and critic (b. 1852)
  • 1938 – Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (b. 1890)
  • 1940 – Agnes Ayres, American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1941 – Richard S. Aldrich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1884)
  • 1944 – George Steer, South African-English journalist and author (b. 1909)
  • 1946 – W. C. Fields, American actor, comedian, juggler, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1947 – Gaspar G. Bacon, American lawyer and politician, 51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
  • 1949 – Leon Schlesinger, American animator and producer, founded Warner Bros. Cartoons (b. 1884)
  • 1950 – Neil Francis Hawkins, English politician (b. 1903)
  • 1952 – Margrethe Mather, American photographer (b. 1886)
  • 1953 – Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player and manager (b. 1865)
  • 1953 – William Haselden, British cartoonist (b. 1872)
  • 1956 – Robert Walser, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1878)
  • 1957 – Charles Pathé, French record producer, founded Pathé Records (b. 1863)
  • 1961 – Owen Brewster, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 54th Governor of Maine (b. 1888)
  • 1961 – Otto Loewi, German-American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • 1963 – Tristan Tzara, Romanian-French poet, playwright, painter, and critic (b. 1896)
  • 1970 – Michael Peto, Hungarian-English photographer and journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1973 – İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and politician, 2nd President of Turkey (b. 1884)
  • 1973 – Gabriel Voisin, French pilot and engineer (b. 1880)
  • 1975 – Gaston Gallimard, French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (b. 1881)
  • 1975 – Gunnar Kangro, Estonian mathematician and author (b. 1913)
  • 1977 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor and director (b. 1889)
  • 1979 – Joan Blondell, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
  • 1979 – Jordi Bonet, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1932)
  • 1980 – Fred Emney, English actor and comedian (b. 1900)
  • 1983 – Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1893)
  • 1988 – Shōhei Ōoka, Japanese author and critic (b. 1909)
  • 1988 – Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle, English entomologist and lepidopterist (b. 1920)
  • 1989 – Benny Binion, American poker player and businessman (b. 1904)
  • 1989 – Elena Ceaușescu, Romanian politician, First Lady of Romania (b. 1916)
  • 1989 – Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian general and politician, 1st President of Romania (b. 1918)
  • 1989 – Betty Garde, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Frederick F. Houser, American judge and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Billy Martin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
  • 1989 – Robert Pirosh, American director and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1991 – Wilbur Snyder, American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1992 – Monica Dickens, British-American nurse and author (b. 1915)
  • 1993 – Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist and academic (b. 1899)
  • 1994 – Zail Singh, Indian politician, 7th President of India (b. 1916)
  • 1995 – Emmanuel Levinas, Lithuanian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1995 – Dean Martin, American singer and actor (b. 1917)
  • 1995 – Chang Kee-ryo, Korean surgeon (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Bill Hewitt, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • 1997 – Anatoli Boukreev, Kazakh mountaineer and explorer (b. 1958)
  • 1997 – Denver Pyle, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2000 – Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2000 – Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (b. 1908)
  • 2001 – Alfred A. Tomatis, French otolaryngologist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2004 – Gennadi Strekalov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1940)
  • 2005 – Derek Bailey, English guitarist (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Robert Barbers, Filipino police officer, lawyer, and politician, 15th Filipino Secretary of the Interior (b. 1944)
  • 2005 – Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Joseph Pararajasingham, Sri Lankan journalist, businessman, and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2006 – James Brown, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2007 – Des Barrick, English cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Jim Beauchamp, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
  • 2008 – Eartha Kitt, American singer and actress (b. 1927)
  • 2009 – Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1964)
  • 2010 – Carlos Andrés Pérez, Venezuelan politician, 66th President of Venezuela (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Giorgio Bocca, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Jim Sherwood, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • 2011 – Simms Taback, American author and illustrator (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Erico Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Halfdan Hegtun, Norwegian radio host and politician (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Joe Krivak, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Turki bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Şerafettin Elçi, Turkish lawyer, politician, government minister (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Anthony J. Bryant, American historian and author (b. 1961)
  • 2013 – David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, archaeologist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Wayne Harrison, English footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2013 – Mike Hegan, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Lola Lange, Canadian rural feminist and appointee to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Mel Mathay, Filipino politician, 8th Mayor of Quezon City (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Ricardo Porro, Cuban-French architect (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – David Ryall, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Dorothy M. Murdock, American author and historian (b. 1961)
  • 2016 – Valery Khalilov, Russian military musician and composer (b. 1952)
  • 2016 – George Michael, British singer and songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2016 – Vera Rubin, American astronomer (b. 1928)
  • 2017 – D. Herbert Lipson, American magazine publisher (Philadelphia, Boston)
  • 2018 – Sulagitti Narasamma, Indian midwife (b. 1920)
  • 2019 – Ari Behn, Norwegian writer (b. 1972)
  • 2020 – K. C. Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1932)
Dont Miss!   December 23 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • Children’s Day (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Anastasia of Sirmium (Catholic Church)
    • December 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Christmas Day, Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus. (Internationally observed)
  • Tulsi Pujan Diwas (India)
  • Constitution Day (Taiwan)
  • Good Governance Day (India)
  • Malkh-Festival (Nakh peoples of Chechnya and Ingushetia)
  • Quaid-e-Azam’s Day (Pakistan)
  • Takanakuy (Chumbivilcas Province, Peru)

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on December 25
  • Today in Canadian History

December 25 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of December (December 25 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic December 25 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

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