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Historical Events In December - 21

Monday, 01 March 2021

1936  On December - 21 bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80  

1937  Snow White the first feature-length color and sound cartoon premiers on December - 21.  

1937  The birth of Jane Fonda, American actress on December - 21.  

1937  On December - 21 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)  

1937  On December - 21 frank Kellog, US foreign minister (Nobel 1929), dies at 80  

1939  On this day in history 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  On this day in history hMS AUDACITY, sunk east of Azores by 3 torpedoes from German U-751.  

1941  Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history uS Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal  

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

1943  On this day in history uSS Grayling (SS-208) sinks fourth Japanese ship since 18 December.  

1944  Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1948  O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place on December - 21.  

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  Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs on this day in history.  

1951  First helicopter landing aboard a hospital ship, USS Consolation on December - 21.  

1951  Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history broadway Tunnel opens in SF  

1953  KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting on December - 21.  

1954  On this day in history dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)  

1955  Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65 on December - 21.  

1956  On this day in history lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79  

1957  On December - 21 indonesia proclaims end to state of war  

1957  On this day in history eric Coates, composer, dies at 71  

1958  Charles de Gaulle elected President of France on December - 21.  

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

1958  H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (10 Commandments, New Moon), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

1961  Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy" on December - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

1616  On December - 21 birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On December - 21 death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.  

1295  On December - 21 death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on December - 21.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on December - 21.  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

1579  On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

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