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Historical Events In December - 08

Thursday, 09 December 2021

1941  Destruction Camp Chelmo opens on this day in history.  

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 December - 08.  

1943  John Van Druten's "Voice of the Turtle," premieres in NYC on December - 08.  

1946  On December - 08 army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight  

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

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

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

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 December - 08.  

1951  On December - 08 "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 this day in history 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 December - 08.  

1953  19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB) on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC  

1954  Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1955  On December - 08 jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69  

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

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

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

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 December - 08.  

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  Antwerp Belgium diocese forms on December - 08.  

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 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 this day in history abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in NYC  

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

1966  On December - 08 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  Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

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

1626  Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic was born on December - 08.  

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

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

1704  On this day in history birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

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

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 this day in history john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62  

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

1596  On this day in history death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  On this day in history death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

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

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

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