(Saturday, December 27, 1975) — “Let’s Do It Again” by The Staple Singers peaks at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the group’s second of two number one hits on the chart (1972-1975).
Video: '1914~1918. A BBC History of the Great War: 3. Total War' (Dec. 26, 1915, at 15:27)
(Sunday, December 26, 1915, during World War I) — Vera Brittain, a 21-year-old nurse in the British Red Cross who would become a famous author and feminist after the war, was informed today that her fiancé Roland Leighton, who had been given Christmas leave, had died Dec. 23, 1915, of wounds sustained in battle at the Western Front in France.
(Saturday, December 25, 1965, Christmas Day) — “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by The Four Seasons (under the pseudonym The Wonder Who?) peaked at #12 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Presidents: Truman' (Dec. 25, 1945, at 2:25:15)
(Tuesday, December 25, 1945, 12:05 p.m. EST, Christmas Day) — U.S. President Harry Truman woke to find the capitol covered in ice and snow; his wife Bess and daughter Margaret were in their hometown of Independence, Missouri, and the President missed them.
Anxious to see his family, desperate to escape the turmoil in Washington, he ordered the Presidential plane to fly him home.
The plane, buffeted by sleet and snow, arrived an hour late.