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Born on Christmas Day

Updated on October 31, 2015

Christmas is a special day, a time to celebrate - a time of rejoicing of solemn thanksgiving, a time of being together with family and friends.

On this day also, throughout the centuries, people from different walks of life were born on this special day and have achieved wonderful and extraordinary things that have made them famous in different field of endeavours. Their achievements, inventions, jobs created through their business, their accomplishments have made a big difference in the world we lived in now.

Here is my list of famous people who were born on Christmas Day.

Sir Isaac Newton - English scientist, astronomer and mathematician

Born on December 25, 1642 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Newton is the most influential scientist who ever lived. His accomplishments in mathematics, optics, and physics laid the foundations for modern science and revolutionized the world.

  • As mathematician, Newton invented integral calculus.
  • He was the first to understand and explain gravity in mathematical terms.
  • He defined the laws of motion and universal gravitation which he used to predict precisely the motions of stars and the planets around the sun.
  • Using his discoveries in optics Newton constructed the first reflecting telescope.

Newton died in London on March 20, 1727 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, the first scientist to be accorded this honor.

Conrad Hilton's autobiography entitled "Be My Guest"
Conrad Hilton's autobiography entitled "Be My Guest"

Conrad Hilton - Founder of Hilton Hotels

American businessman, Conrad Hilton was born 25 December 1887, at San Antonio, New Mexico Territory (now New Mexico)

Conrad Hilton founded the international chain of business hotels which bear his name. He bought his first hotel in 1919 and founded the first Hilton Hotel in 1925 in Dallas, Texas.

Conrad Hilton died in 1979. Conrad Hilton is the great-grandfather of Paris and Nicky Hilton.

A quote from Conrad Hilton:

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

Helena Rubenstein - Polish born American Philanthropist and cosmetician

Helena Rubenstein was born on December 25, 1870 at Cracow, Poland. At the age of 18, she immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, and at the age of 20 began her cosmetics business with a single product, a simple face cream.

At a time when career opportunities for women were virtually nonexistent, Helena Rubinstein created a successful business enterprise, which expanded from Melbourne to London in 1902, to Paris in 1906, and to New York in 1912. The international cosmetics empire she created earned her a reputation as one of the world's most successful businesswomen.

Quotes from Helena Rubenstein:

  • "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones"
  • "All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life's work."
  • "Men are just as vain as women, and sometimes even more so."

Robert L. Ripley - Founder of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Robert Ripley was born on December 25, 1893. Ripley was an artist, a reporter, an explorer and a collector.

Ripley searched for the odd and the unusual. In his quest, he documented the customs and beliefs of many ancient and exotic civilizations. Whenever possible he brought home artifacts from his journeys, which today form the heart of the greatest collection of oddities ever assembled. These artifacts can be seen in Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums.

He also created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, featuring odd but true facts from around the world. Subjects covered in Ripley'scartoons and text ranged from sports feats to little known facts about unusual and exotic sites.

Humphrey Bogart - Actor

Humphrey Bogart was on December 25,1899, in New York City. In 1999 he was, the American Film Institute name Bogart as the Greatest Male Star of All Time.

Bogart' most notable films are : The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo and The African Queen, The Left Hand of God. The character he played are smart, playful and reckless characters anchored by an inner moral code while surrounded by a corrupt world. Altogether, he appeared in 75 feature motion pictures.

In 1952, he won an OSCAR for Best Actor in his role in the film The African Queen (1951).

Other famous people who were born on Christmas day includes, Rod Serling (1924) and best know as the creator of The Twilight Zone;

Anwar Sadat, (1918) former President of Egypt (1970-1981); Clara Barton (1821) Co-Founder of the American Red Cross; Sissy Spacek (1949) Academy Award -winning American actress and singer.

Annie Lennox (1954) a Scottish, musician, vocalist and award winning songwriter and the lead singer of Eurythmics,

HRH Princess Alexandra (1936), member of the British Royal Family. Her father was the Prince George, Duke of Kent.


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      vee 3 years ago

      here we go capricorns. another year another christmas birthday. here i am after i fell broken bones in knee. i will be celebrating right here at home on walker. what a trip. i have a fabulous hubby who waits on me and never complains. happy birthday merry christmas

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      Holly Nearn 4 years ago

      Happy early Birthday to all of us Christmas babies!

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      vee 4 years ago

      happy birthday dec 25 to all capricorns. i cant believe another year has gone so fast. enjoy your birthday and keep doing kind and caring things for other people. keep the faith and always have hope. we were born on christmas for a special reason

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      Viv 4 years ago

      My mother and I both were born on christmas. It was her 22nd birthday present

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      John Shaw 4 years ago

      I was born on Christmas 20 seconds after midnight in 1966. The papers said I was the first baby in the nation and possibly the world for that year. My parents also received a signed letter from Robert Kennedy congratulating them on my birth. My parents always made sure Christmas and my birthday we celebrated separately, but as I got older they all melted together. I love that my birthday is on Christmas, but there are years that I wish it wasn't.

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      vee 4 years ago

      i was born on christmas day and my husband always gets me a birthday cake, people do forget to wish you happy birthday. i feel very special and happy birthday to all capricorns

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      Mo123 4 years ago

      I was born on Christmas Day 1975 in Scotland. It was snowing heavily and having no transport my dad had to walk miles in the snow to see me in hospital. My grandmother was very proud to have her first grandchild born on Christmas Day. I get double presents every year haha!

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      Chris Nair 5 years ago

      I was born on Christmas Day and am also left handed.

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      LOLliepop 5 years ago

      Great, I was born on Christmas 1998, so what? I hate my birthday! Most people even forget its my birthday, i get equal presents as everyone else, most people comment on how it sucks to be me, and I have NEVER had anything like a bday party.

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      Vanessa 5 years ago

      I was born december 16th 1993 at 1:50am it would be nice to be born on christmas (dec 25th) my birthday would be special :)

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      MissMaxine 5 years ago

      Christmas Day, 1991! :)

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      freaky 5 years ago

      Oddly, I have two children born on Christmas day - son in 2002, daughter in 2004. It is a very special day for our family!

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      Brittney 5 years ago

      I was born Christmas day 1991. I enjoy having my birthday on Christmas because it is spent with all of the family. I feel very blessed.

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      marion johnson 5 years ago

      I was born on December 25, 19--. I have always enjoyed my birthday being celebrated on the same day that was set aside to honor the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      Amither 5 years ago

      I was born on Christmas Day 1996. I love it so much!! Merry Christmas and happy birthday to everyone!

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      lucy 5 years ago

      I prefer to say that I was born on December 25th rather than Christmas day. To me, they are still two separate days. When my mother gave birth to me, her roommate who had also given birth on the same day died d/t complications. Over the years, I have often thought of that child who lost his mother. How very sad. Anyhow, to all those celebrating their birthdays on December 25th, Happy Birthday!

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      cntrylady 5 years ago

      I was born on Christmas Day 1956. I love my birthday and always have. I loved reading the profiles of others. Yes, I get double the presents, and every Christmas night I try to find a little time to walk outside and look into the sky and thank God for allowing me to be born on the day that represents Him, and for the blessings of always being with my family and having the time off. One funny side note. Whenever I'm asked when my bday is, I reply, "Christmas 56' ," and it always gets a comment. Very easy for people, since they know the day. :) blessings to all my other xmas brothers and sisters out there. My mother-in-law is the 24th as well, and our family let's us open first, and only wraps in birthday wrap. Never lost in Christmas here, only more special.

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      Nathaniel Marx 5 years ago

      I'm a christmas child. I got over it all when I turned 16, but now that I've seen all those famous people, I'm almost a man of changed mind. If they can be big guns, so can I. I'm still hoping to become a cross between a successful fictional writer and a photographic digital artist . I still have a week ahead of me till 2011's christmas rolls on by

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      Diana king 5 years ago

      Hi I was born Christmas day and I love it x I think it's a blessing x

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      JR 5 years ago

      How is this for one family - I was 25th December, my mam was born 31 October, my son was born 5 Novemeber, my cousin was born 11 NOvermber, my brother in law was born 31 December and to top it all my sister was born 25 January (Burns night). We are now waiting to see if there are any other high days and holidays we can cover.

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      Kay-Marie Johnson 6 years ago

      It's a magnificent blessing 2b born on Christmas Day....

      I 2 have a little mixed feeling about the present (merry Christmas and happy birthday) in one.........However, to share such a special day with such a special is a tremendous, awesome splendid blessing and honour....thumbs up 2 all x-mas babes ......we are all special, talented, unique and most of all supremely blessed.....and guess what, I am left-handed 2.......triple blessings and more. HAPPY BIRTHMAS DAY!!!! C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E......NUFF BLESSINGS!

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      joseph lacey 6 years ago

      Christmas baby means you never have to work on your birtday and the whole world celebrates it with you.I wouldn't trade it for any other day.Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to all my brothers and sisters born on the 25th of December.

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      Tanya 6 years ago

      I was born on Christmas Day in 1993 it's really interesting to see who was born on the day too it's so awesome ^^

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      tlc1225 6 years ago

      I to was born on Christmas day. Both sides of my family always made sure I had two presents, one set was Merry Christmas and the other set were Happy Birthday. I'm in great company with each one of you and all the famous people, mainly, our Lord Jesus Christ who truly is the reason for the season. God bless us everyone... I would never want another birthday, except this one; I too am a reason for the season :-)

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      sherri 6 years ago

      Nancy- my daughter was also born on Christmas day 1993-let me be the first to wish you a happy 18th birthday...

      As for the Birthday getting lost on Christmas Day- we have always told my daughter "Happy BirthMas"

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      Austin 6 years ago

      Jesus wasn't born on Christmas....

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      carol 6 years ago

      I have mixed feelings aboust being born on Christmas Day.

      I feel honored to share my b-day with the lord Jesus and other famous people. However, My birthday is not special sto everyone else since it's the holiday itself, and the reason for the season. Sooooooooooooo people tend to forget to say happy birthday to me. They usually say Merry Christmas, and I usually have to remind others that it's my birthday also. Well, at the end of the day, I'am glad to see another year of life and to be so blessed by God.

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      nj 6 years ago

      I was born on Christmas Day. It gets more special every year.

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      pere i 6 years ago

      To be born on xmas day gives me joy becos everybody celebrits with you.It happens to be a day of double joy.

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      Nancy 6 years ago

      hi...........I was born in 25th December 1993

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      Renee 6 years ago

      My twin and i were born on christmas and its taken me 19 years to realize its a stupid day to be born on haha oh well makes me special!

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      Phillippa Gedye 6 years ago

      As a Christmas babe myself, it is great to almost always have my family around me on my birthday :)....

      and we do all know that Jesus was not actually born on the 25th eh?

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Cool hub. My girlfriend from Detroit was born on Christmas Day. And, my mother actually died on Christmas morning in 2003 which makes it an even more special day for our family.

      I linked my recent hub: Russian Tea Cakes to this one. Happy Holidays.

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      johnnie hodges sampson 7 years ago

      born december 25

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      Joy 7 years ago

      My granddaughter Cara was born on 25-12-2008, a special child on a special day.

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      Nour 7 years ago

      i was born on christmas day,and i love christmas very much. ;D

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      Venezia Maya 7 years ago

      i was born on christmas day

      so i get double the presents-everyone asks me that!!

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      kailey 7 years ago

      i was born on christmas day to,i never knew how many well known people were born on that day, im not famus but soon i will be a puplished auther for a kids book, it is in the publishers right now, but it will be out any week now,

      not to mention im only twelve...

      that changes every thing!


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      AliceMarie 8 years ago

      I am the first born girl grandchild and I was born on Christmas Day 1966, the first born girl great grandchild is also born on Christmas interesting is that?

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      deaunahestill 8 years ago

      I was born on christmas and i think that it is a gift to be born on the same day as the wonderful person we call JEUS

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      Jeanette Simons 8 years ago

      I was born on this day December 25th 1960 you don't really celebrate your birthday after a while as Christmas is the bigger of the celebrations and who's counting after you reach 30 anyway??

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      missesyaya 8 years ago

      i am turning 30 2morro which happens to be xmas..but seeing this i am inspired.

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      Melissa 9 years ago

      my grandfather and I were both born on Christmas.

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      Christine Amador 9 years ago

      I too was born on Christmas Day. It's an honor to have the same natal day as those great men and our Lord Jesus Christ. I feel I am special. I love to see the sparkle in the eyes of people upon knowing that I was born on December 25. I love celebrating my birthday because of the thought that people around the world are celebrating it, too.

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      Caitriona 9 years ago

      My baby daughter Katie was born last Christmas 25 December 2007, I'm glad to see she was born on a day of such greats as Bogart, Hilton, Isaac Newton and of course the man himself Jesus. Hopefully she will be as successful and brilliant as these wonderful people although she already is xxxxxxxx

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      david 9 years ago

      i was born on christmas...12-25 1955...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub! I didn't know that any of the above people where Christmas babies.

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      What a wonderful hub! I have always loved Ripley's Believe or Not, ever since I was in first grade.

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hmmm...interesting.  :-)  I know of two relatives who are born on this day.  They are not famous to the world but they are to the family. They are fun loving and had these booming laughter that was contagious.