Today in history: December

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What happened on this day in December?

1st

Jaco Pastorious born 1951
Lou Rawls born 1933
Woody Allen born 1935
Richard Prior born 1940
Margaret Whigham born 1912

2nd

MariaCallas born 1923
Desi Arnaz died 1986

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3rd

Agatha Christie disappeared 1926
Oswald Mosley died 1980
Ozzy Osbourne born 1948
Charles Pillsbury born 1842
JAQUO.com purchased 2014
Princess Victoria died 1935
Renoir died 1919

4th

Bert Lahr died 1967
Mary Celeste found 1872
Deanna Durbin born 1921
Max Baer Jr born 1937
Frank Zappa died 1993

5th

Arnold Hardy died 2007
Nelson Mandela died 2013
Walt Disney born 1901
Sloppy Joe’s opened in Key West 1933
Flight 19 disappeared 1945
Princess Alice of Battenberg died 1969

6th

Agnes Moorehead born 1900
Ira Gershwin born 1896
Dave Brubeck born 1920
Keke Rosberg born 1948
Susie Wolff born 1982
Roy Orbison died 1988

7th

Winecoff Fire 1946
Pearl Harbour 1941

8th

Bill Bryson born 1951
Antonio Carlos Jobim died 1994
John Lennon died 1980
Dorothy Kilgallen died 1965
JAQUO launched 2015
Mary, Queen of Scots born 1542
Charles Lightoller died 1952

9th

Judi Dench born 1934
Nando Parrado born 1949
Margaret Hamilton born 1902

10th

Otis Redding died 1967
Dorothy Lamour born 1914
Dan Blocker born 1928

11th

Edward VIII abdicated
Carlo Ponti born 1912
Rita Moreno born 1931
Christina Onassis born 1950
Sam Cooke died 1964
Willie Rushton died 1996
Ravi Shankar died 2012

12th

Frank Sinatra born 1915
Edvard Munch born 1863
J. Bruce Ismay born 1862

13th

Taylor Swift born 1989
David Bowie‘s Golden Years released 1975
Dick van Dyke born 1925

14th

Reg Spiers born 1941
Jane Birkin born 1946
King George VI born 1895
Prince Albert died 1861
Alan Kulwicki born 1954

15th

Joan Fontaine died 2013
Helle Nice born 1900
Fats Waller died 1943
Glenn Miller disappeared 1944
Ray Eames born 1912
Gustav Eiffel born 1870

16th

Thelma Todd died 1935
Jane Austen born 1775
Catherine of Aragon born 1485
Rasputin murdered 1916
Noel Coward born 1899
Colin Chapman died 1982

17th

Paul Tracy born 1968
Ryan Hinter-Reay born 1980
Great Fire of New York 1835
Munich C-131 crash 1960

18th

New York air crash 1960
John Alcock died 1919
Death Penalty abolished in the UK 1969
Keith Richards born 1943
Lord Lucan born 1934

19th

Josephine Earp died 1944
JMW Turner died 1851
Dorelia John born 1881
Edith Piaf born 1915

20th

Maria Elena Holly born 1932
Prince George born 1902
Elizabeth II became the oldest UK monarch 2007

21st

Daniel Suarez born 1964
Elton John married David Furnish 2014
Keifer Sutherland born 1966
Snow White premiered 1937
Prince Harry baptised 1984
Maud Gonne born 1866

22nd

Butterfly McQueen born 1874
Beatrix Potter died 1943
Joe Strummer died 2002
Joe Cocker died 2014

23rd

Harry Oakes born 1874
Chet Baker born 1929
Bertrand Gachot born 1962
Kiki Preston died 1946
Charles Atlas died 1973

24th

Empress Elisabeth born 1837
Blanche Barrow died 1988

25th

Evelyn Nesbit born 1884
Dean Martin died 1995
Jimmy Buffett born 1946
James Brown died 2006
Cab Calloway born 1907

26th

Adrian Newey born 1958

27th

Marlene Dietrich born 1901
Helene Stanley died 1990
Fanny Cradock died 1994

28th

John D MacDonald died 1986
Maggie Smith born 1934

29th

Pamela Mitford married Derek Jackson 1936
Charles Goodyear born 1900

30th

Maureen Cox died 1994
George Harrison attacked 1999
Paul Stookey born 1937
Battle of Wakefield 1460

31st

Roberto Clemente died 1972
Malcolm Campbell died 1948
Ben Kingsley born 1943

 

 

 

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