"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.
1945: Rock musician Lemmy Kilmister, best known as the lead singer and bassist for the band Motörhead, is born Ian Fraser Kilmister in Burslem, Stoke on Trent, England.
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