Quizzes - Christmas Births and Deaths

Christmas Births and Deaths Quiz

20 Questions

  1. True or false. Noel Gallagher was born on Christmas Day?
  2. Which world leader was born on Christmas Day in 1971?
  3. Mao Zedong was born on Boxing Day 1893 - by what name is he also known?
  4. The singer of the Christmas novelty song "Santa Baby" died on December 25, 2008 - who is she?
  5. Singer and songwriter Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong was born on 25 December 1971. By what professional name is she better known?

  6. About which actor who died on 25 December 1977 did Bob Hope declare: "We were lucky to have lived in his time."?
  7. Considered by some to be "father of the computer", who was born on Boxing Day 1791?
  8. Which football analyst at Sky Sports was born in Middlesbrough on Christmas Day 1957?
  9. Sadly, George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016 - how old was he?
  10. Which Scottish singer-songwriter was born on Christmas Day, 1954?
  11. "The King of Cool" died on December 25, 1995 - who is he?
  12. Two American presidents died on a Boxing Day - one in 1972 and the other in 2006 - name them?
  13. Which famous Englishman was born on Christmas Day, 1642?
  14. The singer of one of the greatest Christmas songs ever was born on Christmas Day in 1957 - who is he?
  15. Which Oscar winning actor was born on Christmas Day in 1899?
  16. Who is the 'Godfather of Soul', who died on Christmas Day in 2006?
  17. Which former cricket captain who scored a record 33 Test centuries for England was born on Christmas Day 1984?
  18. Who, born on Boxing Day, 1939, developed a world-changing recording technique called the Wall of Sound?
  19. Born on Christmas Day 1908, Denis Charles Pratt wrote The Naked Civil Servant - how do we better know him?
  20. Born on December 25, which actress portrayed Carrie White in the horror film Carrie?


  1. False
  2. Justin Trudeau
  3. Chairman Mao
  4. Eartha Kitt
  5. Dido
  6. Charlie Chaplin
  7. Charles Babbage
  8. Chris Kamara
  9. 53
  10. Annie Lennox
  11. Dean Martin
  12. Harry S. Truman (1972) and Gerald Ford (2006)
  13. Isaac Newton
  14. Shane MacGowan
  15. Humphrey Bogart
  16. James Brown
  17. Alistair Cook
  18. Phil Spector
  19. Quentin Crisp
  20. Sissy Spacek