December 24

Births:

• Brazzi, Rossano (1916-1994)

Curtiz, Michael (1886-1962)

• Elisabeth, Empress of Austria (1837-1898)

Gardner, Ava (1922-1990)

John, King of England (1166-1216)

Waxman, Franz (1906-1967)

Deaths:

Durning, Charles (1923-2012)

Herrmann, Bernard (1911-1975)

Lawford, Peter (1923-1984)

• Menzies, Heather (1949-2017)

Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863)