Over the years, various actors have put on the red suit and beard to portray Santa Claus. Take a look at some of the actors who have played the role.
Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.
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