December 25 in History
800December 25, 800:
King Charlemagne of the Franks is made the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1066December 25, 1066:
William I is crowned as the King of England.
1941December 25, 1941:
The Irving Berlin-composed single, “White Christmas” is performed for the first time by singer, comedian and actor Bing Crosby.
1962December 25, 1962:
The American drama film, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is released.
1973December 25, 1973:
The crime drama film, “The Sting” is released.
1977December 25, 1977:
Actor Charlie Chaplin dies of a stroke in his sleep aged 88.
1990December 25, 1990:
“The Godfather Part III” is released in US theatres.
1991December 25, 1991:
Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the Soviet Union which would cease to exist in a few days’ time, resigns.
2006December 25, 2006:
Singer-songwriter, musician and dancer James Brown dies of heart failure.
2013December 25, 2013:
The epic biographical black comedy crime film, “The Wolf of Wall Street” starts showing in cinemas in the US.