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Historical Events In December - 08

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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  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 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 December - 08.  

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

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  Kim Basinger actress was born on December - 08.  

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

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

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

1956  Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1959  Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta on December - 08.  

1960  Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium on December - 08.  

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  On December - 08 antwerp Belgium diocese forms  

1961  On December - 08 william Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78  

1962  On this day in history "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 perfs  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 December - 08.  

1574  On December - 08 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 December - 08 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  On December - 08 birth of anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)  

1708  Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765) was born on December - 08.  

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

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

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

1626  Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on this day in history.  

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 December - 08.  

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