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Historical Events In December - 21

Monday, 03 October 2022

1936  On this day in history bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80  

1937  Snow White the first feature-length color and sound cartoon premiers on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history the birth of Jane Fonda, American actress  

1937  On this day in history 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)  

1937  Frank Kellog, US foreign minister (Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1939  On December - 21 hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"  

1940  F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 on this day in history.  

1941  HMS AUDACITY, sunk east of Azores by 3 torpedoes from German U-751 on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point  

1942  On December - 21 uS Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal  

1942  Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1943  On December - 21 uSS Grayling (SS-208) sinks fourth Japanese ship since 18 December.  

1944  Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP on December - 21.  

1945  "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances on December - 21.  

1945  On December - 21 george S Patton, US General (Sicily/Normandy), dies in car crash at 60  

1946  On December - 21 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances  

1948  On December - 21 o'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place  

1948  On this day in history seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged  

1949  On this day in history dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia  

1950  On this day in history cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs  

1951  On December - 21 first helicopter landing aboard a hospital ship, USS Consolation.  

1951  On December - 21 joe DiMaggio announces his retirement  

1952  On this day in history broadway Tunnel opens in SF  

1953  On December - 21 kOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting  

1954  Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime) on December - 21.  

1955  On December - 21 dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65  

1956  Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79 on December - 21.  

1957  Indonesia proclaims end to state of war on this day in history.  

1957  Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71 on December - 21.  

1958  On December - 21 charles de Gaulle elected President of France  

1958  Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France on December - 21.  

1958  On December - 21 h[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (10 Commandments, New Moon), dies at 83  

1959  10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7") on this day in history.  

1961  On December - 21 beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on December - 21.  

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on December - 21.  

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1628  On December - 21 birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.  

1308  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  On this day in history death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

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