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