Historical Events In December - 21
Saturday, 23 January 2021
1936 Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80 on December - 21.
1937 Snow White the first feature-length color and sound cartoon premiers on December - 21.
1937 On this day in history the birth of Jane Fonda, American actress
1937 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon premieres (Snow White) on this day in history.
1937 Frank Kellog, US foreign minister (Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1939 Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B" on this day in history.
1940 On December - 21 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44
1941 On this day in history hMS AUDACITY, sunk east of Azores by 3 torpedoes from German U-751.
1941 On December - 21 chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
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 USS Grayling (SS-208) sinks fourth Japanese ship since 18 December on this day in history.
1944 Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP on December - 21.
1945 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history george S Patton, US General (Sicily/Normandy), dies in car crash at 60
1946 On this day in history "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 Dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia on December - 21.
1950 Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs on December - 21.
1951 On this day in history first helicopter landing aboard a hospital ship, USS Consolation.
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement on December - 21.
1952 On this day in history broadway Tunnel opens in SF
1953 On this day in history kOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 On December - 21 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 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 On this day in history eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
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 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 December - 21.
1961 Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy" on December - 21.