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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

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

1944  On this day in history archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market  

1944  Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history rationing of auto tires ends in US  

1945  Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies on this day in history.  

1946  The birth of Uri Geller, Israeli psychic on December - 20.  

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

1948  Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia on this day in history.  

1948  On December - 20 c Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85  

1949  On this day in history maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast," premieres  

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

1952  On this day in history kHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting  

1953  KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80  

1955  Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom on this day in history.  

1956  Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history the birth of Bo Derek, American actress  

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 this day in history auschwitz-commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR  

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

1962  On December - 20 the Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams Show  

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

1962  On December - 20 erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68  

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

1963  On this day in history paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54  

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

1968  Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history vincent Lopez, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76  

1976  On December - 20 israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on December - 20.  

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

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

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

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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.  

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 December - 20.  

0910  On December - 20 alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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