(Saturday, December 25, 1993) — “Hero” by Mariah Carey peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Dec. 25, 1993, Jan. 1/8/15, 1994). It was Carey’s eighth of 18 number one hits on the chart (1990-2008).
Video: 'The Sting' trailer
Directed by George Roy Hill, the film starred Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw.
Video: 'The World At War: A New Germany 2/5' (Christmas 1933 at 2:23)
(Monday, December 25, 1933) — Germany, with Jews out of the civil service, concentration camps full and living under a permantent state of emergency, today celebrated the nation’s first Christmas under Nazi rule.