Wednesday 25 December 1946
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Angels and Demons, directed by Antnio Lopes Ribeiro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Larry Csonka: American football player, a big and brawny 6' 2", 237 pound fullback with the Dolphins from 1968-1974.
- Christopher Frayling: English author and academic.
- Gene Lamont: American baseball player and manager.
- Stuart Wilson: Actor (Lethal Weapon 3), dies at 87.
- Jimmy Buffett: American musician whose debut album, "Down to Earth" reportedly sold only 324 copies in 1970.
- Lawrence Csonka: Stow sports Champions
- Raymond Merriman: American professional astrologer since 1968, a publisher, author and commodities specialist. He founded the Aquarian Revelation Center in 1972, Seek-It Publications in 1977, and the Merriman Market Analyst in 1981. His books include "The Gold Book," published in 1982.
- Larry Csonka NFL running back (Miami Dolphins: New York Giants).
- Jimmy Buffett in Mobile: Alabama, USA; singer/songwriter ("Margaritaville", "Volcano").
- Constitution accepted in Taiwan.
- William Claude Dunkenfield (W.C. Fields), American writer/comedian/actor (The Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies from pneumonia at age 67.
- The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1.
- The Flamingo Hotel opens on the Las Vegas Strip.
- David Lean's ''Great Expectations'', based on the Charles Dickens novel, and featuring John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness, Francis L. Sullivan, Jean Simmons, and Finlay Currie, is released to great acclaim in the UK.
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