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Historical Events In December - 08

Monday, 01 March 2021

1941  Destruction Camp Chelmo opens on December - 08.  

1942  Eight PT boats (PT 36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44, PT 48, PT 59, and PT 109) turn back 8 Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Japanese forces on Guadalcanal on December - 08.  

1942  8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB) on this day in history.  

1943  John Van Druten's "Voice of the Turtle," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight  

1947  On this day in history gregg Allman musician keyboards, guitar, singer was born  

1947  On December - 08 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs  

1947  Gregg Allman musician: keyboards, guitar, singer was born on December - 08.  

1948  "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances on this day in history.  

1949  "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 perfs on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 perfs  

1952  1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy) on December - 08.  

1953  On December - 08 kim Basinger actress was born  

1953  Los Angeles became the third largest city in the U.S. The City of Angels slid past Philadelphia for the distinction in a special census on this day in history.  

1953  On December - 08 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)  

1954  Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50  

1955  On this day in history 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)  

1955  On this day in history jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69  

1956  16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia on December - 08.  

1956  Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 on December - 08.  

1957  Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta  

1960  Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium on this day in history.  

1961  On December - 08 surfin’, The Beach Boys first record, was released on Candix Records. It became a local hit in Los Angeles  

1961  On December - 08 antwerp Belgium diocese forms  

1961  On this day in history william Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78  

1962  "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 perfs on December - 08.  

1963  On December - 08 frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was set free four days later.  

1963  "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs on December - 08.  

1965  Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in NYC on December - 08.  

1966  Sinead O’Connor singer was born on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history sinead O’Connor singer:was born  

1967  Robert H Lawrence, USAF/astronaut, dies at 32 on December - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  On December - 08 birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  On this day in history birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  

1699  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

1704  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on this day in history.  

1708  On December - 08 birth of francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

1715  On this day in history birth of john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  On this day in history death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

0899  On this day in history arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies  

1292  On December - 08 john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62  

1587  Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on December - 08.  

1596  Death of Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on this day in history.  

1626  Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on December - 08.  

1632  On December - 08 death of philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561)  

1643  John Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

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