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Historical Events In December - 20

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1943  "International" is no longer USSR National Anthem on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 20 battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)  

1944  Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70  

1945  Rationing of auto tires ends in US on this day in history.  

1945  Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies on December - 20.  

1946  On this day in history the birth of Uri Geller, Israeli psychic  

1946  On December - 20 darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres  

1948  Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia on December - 20.  

1948  C Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85 on December - 20.  

1949  Maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast," premieres on this day in history.  

1950  On December - 20 "Harvey," starring James Stewart, premieres in NY  

1952  KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting on December - 20.  

1953  KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting on December - 20.  

1954  Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1955  On December - 20 cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.  

1956  On December - 20 military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra  

1957  The birth of Bo Derek, American actress on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service  

1959  Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur on December - 20.  

1960  On December - 20 auschwitz-commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR  

1961  Moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1962  The Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams Show on this day in history.  

1962  D Sjostakovitz opera "Katerina Ismailova," premieres in Moscow on December - 20.  

1962  On this day in history erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68  

1963  On December - 20 berlin Wall opens for first time to West Berliners  

1963  Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54 on December - 20.  

1965  Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73 on December - 20.  

1968  On this day in history bax Brod, composer, dies at 84  

1971  Roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78 on December - 20.  

1973  Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37 on December - 20.  

1974  Andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69 on December - 20.  

1975  Vincent Lopez, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on December - 20.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.  

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  On December - 20 death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on December - 20.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

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