Friday 25 December 1936, Christmas
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ismail Merchant and Ismail Merchant in Bombay.
After the Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
On TV people were watching The Composer at the Piano.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
What the sky looked like on 25 December 1936
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1936 ?
- 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.
- Ismail Merchant: Indian-English director and producer (d. 2005).
- Alexandra HEOC: English Princess / Daughter of sir Angus Ogilvy.
- Ismail Merchant in Bombay: India; producer (Householder).
- HRH Princess: Alexandra of Kent.
- Alexandra : British royalty, one of the most popular of the royal set, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, sister to Edward, the Duke of Kent and to Michael of Kent.
- Maurice Pierre: Composer, dies at 68.
- Ron Hamence scores 104 for South Africa versus Queensland before 4,865.
- Belgian bishops condemn fascism and communism.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1936 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Serenade in the Night - Mantovani & His Orchestra
- Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Indian Love Call
- The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful - George Hall & His Orchestra
- There's Something in the Air - Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra
- Goodnight, My Love - Hal Kemp & His Orchestra
- T'aint Good (Like a Nickel Made of Wood) - Fats Waller