The birth of Jesus Christ was first celebrated in 352AD. This was the beginning of Christmas as we know it.

The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ album went platinum in 1976.

Comedian, Charlie Chaplin passed away on Christmas day in 1977 aged 88… The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, passed away on the same day in 2006, aged 73.

Elton John and husband David Furnish adopted a son, Zachary Furnish-John, on Christmas day in 2010.

Today’s birthdays:

Jess & Lisa Origliasso from The Veronicas turn 30 (1984).

Singer Dido is 43 (1971).

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Helena Christensen is 46 (1968).

Annie Lennox from The Eurythmics is 50 (1954).

And actress Sissy Spacek is 65 (1949).

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