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Historical Events In December - 08

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1941  On December - 08 destruction Camp Chelmo opens  

1942  On this day in history 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.  

1942  On December - 08 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)  

1943  On this day in history john Van Druten's "Voice of the Turtle," premieres in NYC  

1946  Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight on this day in history.  

1947  On December - 08 gregg Allman musician keyboards, guitar, singer was born  

1947  "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs on this day in history.  

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

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

1949  On December - 08 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 perfs  

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

1952  On this day in history 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)  

1953  On this day in history kim Basinger actress was born  

1953  On this day in history 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.  

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  21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB) on December - 08.  

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

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

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

1957  Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55 on December - 08.  

1959  On December - 08 dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta  

1960  On this day in history expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium  

1961  Surfin’, The Beach Boys first record, was released on Candix Records. It became a local hit in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

1961  On December - 08 antwerp Belgium diocese forms  

1961  William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78 on December - 08.  

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

1963  On this day in history 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  On December - 08 abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in NYC  

1966  On December - 08 sinead O’Connor singer was born  

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

1967  On December - 08 robert H Lawrence, USAF/astronaut, dies at 32  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer was born on December - 08.  

1574  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)  

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on this day in history.  

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

1699  On this day in history birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

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

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on this day in history.  

1715  On December - 08 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 December - 08 death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on December - 08.  

1292  John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on December - 08.  

1587  Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on this day in history.  

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

1626  On December - 08 death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

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

1643  On December - 08 john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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