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Historical Events In December - 21

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1936  Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80 on December - 21.  

1937  On this day in history snow White the first feature-length color and sound cartoon premiers  

1937  On December - 21 the birth of Jane Fonda, American actress  

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

1937  Frank Kellog, US foreign minister (Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on December - 21.  

1939  Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B" on this day in history.  

1940  F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 on December - 21.  

1941  On December - 21 hMS AUDACITY, sunk east of Azores by 3 torpedoes from German U-751.  

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

1942  US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal on this day in history.  

1942  Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63 on December - 21.  

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

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  George S Patton, US General (Sicily/Normandy), dies in car crash at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1948  On this day in history o'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place  

1948  Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged on December - 21.  

1949  On December - 21 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 December - 21.  

1951  First helicopter landing aboard a hospital ship, USS Consolation on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1959  On December - 21 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")  

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  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on December - 21.  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on December - 21.  

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  On December - 21 birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  On December - 21 birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

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

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

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

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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