Today in History

25 December

  • 1941: Bing Crosby premiered White Christmas on his weekly radio show.
  • 1960: 12-year-old James Taylor gets his first guitar as a Christmas present.
  • 1971: Miami Dolphins beat Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in NFL’s longest game in NFL history. The game time went 82 minutes and 40 seconds. 
  • 1977:  Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin passes.
  • 1993: Mariah Carey’s “Hero” hit #1 in the US
  • 2003: Steve Martin’s Cheaper By The Dozen opened up also starring Hillary Duff
  • 2006: James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, passes.
  • 2010: Alanis Morissette gives birth to her first child, a son named Ever Imre.
  • 2013: Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street was released, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie
  • 2015: Concussion, a biographical drama starring Will Smith as a doctor who exposes the risk of traumatic brain injuries in football players, debuts in theaters.
  • 2017: Luke Bryan gives his wife, Caroline, an unusual Christmas gift: two small kangaroos
  • 2020: Bridgerton premiered. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Julia Quinn