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Historical Events In December - 08

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1941  On this day in history 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  On December - 08 army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight  

1947  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1948  "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances on December - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1953  Kim Basinger actress was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 08.  

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

1954  On December - 08 maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC  

1954  Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50 on December - 08.  

1955  On December - 08 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)  

1955  Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69 on December - 08.  

1956  16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia on this day in history.  

1956  On December - 08 edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

1957  On this day in history reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55  

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

1961  Antwerp Belgium diocese forms on this day in history.  

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  Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was set free four days later on December - 08.  

1963  On this day in history "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs  

1965  Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1966  Sinead O’Connor singer was born on December - 08.  

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

1967  Robert H Lawrence, USAF/astronaut, dies at 32 on this day in history.  

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

1626  On December - 08 birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

1699  Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.  

1704  On December - 08 birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

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

1715  John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

1596  Death of Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico on December - 08.  

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

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on December - 08.  

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

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