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The Big Datebook for December 17

Last Updated 11-26-2021

Bart Simpson -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.12/17/1979 or 4/1/1980
General Fictious Character
Misc: Simpsons character

🎭Patricia Driscoll -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1927
Actress, Irish
TV Shows: The Adventures of Robin Hood (as Maid Marian)

🎨✍🎭🎵Armin Mueller-Stahl -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1930
Painter, Writer, Movie Actor, Director, Musician, German, Prussian
Movie Titles: Shine, X-Files

Ling-Ergh La-Mu-Tan-Chu -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1933
Politician
Misc: the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet; NN:The Divine Child

Pope Francis -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1936
Pope
Names/Places: RN:Jorge Mario Bergoglio

🎭🎵🎸Tommy Steele -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1936
Movie/Stage Actor, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Thomas Hicks

Muhammadu Buhari -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1942 N.S.
President, Nigerian

🎭Mark Sutherland -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1944
Actor, Dancer
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club

🎭Bernard Hill -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1944
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Titanic, Lord of the Rings (series), The Scorpion King

🎵Vyacheslav Ganelin -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1944
Composer, Guitarist, Percussionist, Pianist, Russian

🎭Chris Matthews -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1945
TV Talk Show Host
Misc: Political commentator
TV Shows: Hardball (host)

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🎭Ernie Hudson -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1945
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Oz (as warden)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters, The Crow, Miss Congeniality

✍🎭Eugene Levy -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1946
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: SCTV Network (as Earl Camembert, Bobby Bittman, Sid Dithers, reg), Shmenge brothers (as Stan), Greg The Bunny (as Gil Bender)
Movie Titles: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonians, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Made's Witness Protection, American Pie, A Mighty Wind, New York Minute

🎭Marilyn Hassett -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1947 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: The Other Side of the Mountain

🎭Wes Studi -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1947 N.S.
Actor, Director, Native American
TV Shows: Comanche Moon, Into the West
Movie Titles: Avatar, Heat, The Last of the Mohicans, The New World, Mystery Men

🎵🎸Jim Bonfanti -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1948
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Raspberries

🎭Joel Brooks -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1949
Actor
TV Shows: Private Benjamin, Hail to the Chief, My Sister Sam (as JD Lucas), Good Grief, Six Feet Under, Phol of the Future, Ally McBeal
Movie Titles: Stir Crazy

🎵🎸Paul Rodgers -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1949
Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Free, Bad Company, The Firm

🏆🏈Joe Rizzo -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1950
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl XII
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos

🏆⛸Colleen O'Connor -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1951
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer

🎵Wanda Hutchinson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1951 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Wanda Hutchinson Vaughn
Group Names: The Emotions

🎭Barry Livingston -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1953
Actor
Names/Places: Michelle & Stanley's brother
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Ernie Douglas)
Movie Titles: War Dogs, Argo, Jersey Boys, The Social Network

🎭Bill Pullman -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1953
Actor, Director
Misc: b. 1954?
Movie Titles: Ruthless People, Spaceballs, While You Were Sleeping, Casper, Lost Highway, A League Of Their Own, Independence Day, Zero Effect

🎵Mark Gane -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1953
Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Canadian
Group Names: Martha & The Muffins

🎭Peter Farrelly -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1956 N.S.
Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Me Myself and Irene, Dumb and Dumber To, There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber

🏆⚾Bob Ojeda -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1957
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Mets

🎵🎸Mike Mills -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1958
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: R.E.M.

🎭🏆Venice Kong -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1961
Actress, Model, Playmate, Jamaican
Misc: September 1985

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🎵Sarah Dallin -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1961
Hip-Pop Singer, English
Group Names: Bananarama

🎵Tim Chewning -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1962
Country Musician
Group Names: Ricochet

🎭Eric Brown -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1964
Actor, Stuntman, Director
TV Shows: Mama's Family (as Vinton Buzz Harper Jr.)
Movie Titles: Private Lessons, Waxwork

🏆🏈Tyrone Braxton -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1964
NFL Safety

🏆🏀Joe Wolf -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1964
NBA Player

🏆🏒Frank Musil -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1964
NHL Player, Czechoslovakian

🎭Clive Robertson -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1965
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Starhunter, Wicked Wicked Games (as Theodore Crawford), Sunset Beach, General Hospital
Movie Titles: Crazy Girls Undercover, The Ant Bully

🏆🏀Jeff Grayer -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1965
NBA Forward, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1988

🏆⚾Jeff Cook -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1965
MLB Player

🏆🏒Craig Berube -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1965
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

🎵Duane Propes -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1966
Country Singer
Group Names: Little Texas

🏆⚾Steve Parris -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1967
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Vincent Damphousse -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Curtis Pride -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1968
MLB Player, College Baseball Coach

🎭Laurie Holden -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1969
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Shield, The Walking Dead (as Andrea Harrison), Major Crimes
Movie Titles: Silent Hill, Fantastic Four, The Mist, The Majestic

🏆🏈Marty Carter -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1969
NFL Safety

🏆🥊Chuck Liddell -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Mixed Martial Arts
Names/Places: NN: The Iceman
Misc: in the UFC Hall of Fame

🎭Sean Patrick Thomas -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1970
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The District (as Officer/Det. Temple Page)
Movie Titles: Barbershop, The Fountain, Cruel Intentions,Save the Last Dance

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🏆🏈Earl Dotson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1970
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle

🎵D.J. Homicide -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1970
Music Figure
Group Names: Sugar Ray

🎭Sonia Satra -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1971
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Intrepid, Pride and Loyalty

🏆🏈Carl Reeves -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1971
NFL Defensive End

🏆🏈Tony Richardson -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1971
NFL Fullback, German

🏆🏀Nikki McCray -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1971 N.S.
Basketball Figure
Misc: 1996 Women's Dream Team

🎭🎮Desmond Askew -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1972
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Roswell (as Brody)
Movie Titles: Go, The Hills Have Eyes, Turistas
Video Games: Adr1ft, Elcer Scrolls Online, Medal of Honor (series), Resident Evil (series), BioShock2, Call of Duty (series)

🏆🏈Brian (Football) Williams -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1972
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Don Davis -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1972
NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker

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🏆🏈Reinard Wilson -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1973
NFL Linebacker

🎵Eddie Fisher -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1973
Pop Musician
Group Names: One Republic

🎭Sarah Paulson -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1974
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: American Horror Story, Feud (as Geraldine Page)
Movie Titles: Carol, Mud, 12 Years a Slave, What Women Want, Serenity, Martha Marcy May Marlene

🎭Giovonni Ribisi -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1974
TV Actor
Names/Places: RFN:Antonio Giovaninni
TV Shows: My Two Dads, The New Leave it To Beaver, Davis Rules (as Skinner Buckley), Friends (as Frank Buffay Jr.)
Movie Titles: Avatar, Public Enemies, Ted, Boiler Room, Lost in Translation, Saving Private Ryan, The Other Sister, The Mod Squad, Gone in 60 Seconds, Flight of the Phoenix

🎭Marissa Ribisi -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1974
Actress
Names/Places: Giovanni's twin
Misc: retired from acting in 2003
TV Shows: Grown Ups (as Shari)
Movie Titles: Dazed and Confused, 100 Girls, Some Girl, Pleasantville

Duff Goldman -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1974 N.S.
Chef

🎭Napiera Danielle Groves -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1975
Actress
TV Shows: 30 Rock (as Vontella)
Movie Titles: Airborne

🎵Bree Sharp -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1975
Songwriter, Folk Singer

🎭🎵🏆Milla Jovovich -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1975
Actress, Composer, Singer, Model, Russian
Names/Places: PRON:MEE-LA JO-VO-VICK
Movie Titles: The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Return of the Blue Lagoon, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, A Perfect Getaway

🏆Heather Spytek -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1977
Model, Playmate
Misc: June 2001

🎭Katheryn Winnick -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1977 N.S.
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Vikings (as Lagertha)
Movie Titles: 50 First Dates, Killers, Love and Other Drugs

⚖🎭🏆🥊Manny Pacquiao -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1978
Politician, Entertainment Figure, Boxer, Phillipean
Names/Places: NN:Pac-Man

🏆⚾Chase Utley -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1978 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman

🎭Mark Cameron Wystrach -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1979
Actor
Movie Titles: Just My Luck, The Honeysting, G.I. Jesus

🎭🏆Jaimee Foxworth -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1979
Actress, Producer, Model
TV Shows: Amen, Family Matters (as Judy Winslow)

🎭Veronica Lauren -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1980
Actress
TV Shows: Dark Shadows
Movie Titles: American Pie, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Forever Young, Homeward Bound II

🎵🎸Ben Goldwasser -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1982
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: MGMT

🎵🎸Mikky Ekko -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1983
Rock & Roll Singer

🎭Shannon Marie Woodward -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1984
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Riches, Raising Hope (as Sabrina Collins), Westworld (as Elsie Hughes)
Movie Titles: Search Party

🎭Emma Bell -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1986
Actress, Director
TV Shows: The Walking Dead (as Amy Harrison), Dallas (as Emma Brown)
Movie Titles: A Quiet Passion; Frozen, Final Destination 5

🎭Vanessa Zima -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1986 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Murder One
Movie Titles: Ulee's Gold, Wicked, Cavedweller, Baby Sitters Club

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Chelsea Manning -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1987
Criminal
Names/Places: was Bradley Manning, a male
Misc: convicted of violating the Espionage Act by giving classified information to Wikileaks.

🎵🎸Taylor York -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1989
Songwriter, Hard Rock Guitarst
Group Names: Paramore

🎭Graham Rogers -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1990 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Quantico (as Caleb Haas)
Movie Titles: Love and Mercy, Careful What You Wish For, Crazy Kind of Love

Violet Katrin Stewart -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1993
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kristine and Al's girl

🎭Kiersey Clemons -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1993 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Austin and Ally (as Kira Starr), Eye Candy (as Sophia)
Movie Titles: Dope

🏆🏀Buddy Hield -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1993 N.S.
NBA Guard, College Basketball Player, Bahamas

🎭🎵Nathaniel Marvin "Nat" Wolff -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1994
Actor, Composer
Names/Places: Polly Draper & Michael's son
Group Names: The Naked Brothers Band

Giacomo Luke Sumner -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Trudie Styler and Sting's son

Matthew Solomon -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1996
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Nancy Kerrigan and Jerry's son

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🎭Benny Emmanuel -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.12/17/1996 N.S.
Actor, Mexican
TV Shows: La CQ (as Beto)

🎭Harley Bird -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.12/17/2001 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actress, English
TV Shows: Peppa Pig (voicist)

Georgia March Luckinbill -- is 12 in the year 2021 and 13 in the year 2022; b.12/17/2009
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Amelia Heinle and Thad's daughter

Madeline Leigh DeMarcus -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.12/17/2010
Celebrity Daughter

Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy -- is 9 in the year 2021 and 10 in the year 2022; b.12/17/2012
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Clare Danes and Hugh's son

Calvin Bradley Fichera -- is 5 in the year 2021 and 6 in the year 2022; b.12/17/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Dylan Dreyer and Brian's son

Philippus Paracelaus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1493 d.9/24/1541 (47)
Physician
Names/Places: RN:Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim

🎖⚖William Floyd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1734 d.8/4/1821 (86)
Revolutionary, Congressperson, Statesman
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🎖⚖James Varnum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1748 d.1/9/1789 (40)
Revolutionary, General, Lawyer

🎖Deborah Sampson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1760 d.4/29/1827 (66)
Revolutionary
Misc: was the first known woman to impersonate a man to join the army and take part in combat.

Sir Humphrey Davy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1778 d.5/29/1829 (50)
Chemist, English
Misc: discovered several chemical elements

Joseph Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1797 d.5/13/1878 (80)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Physicist
Misc: pioneer of electromagnetism

✍📰John Greenleaf Whittier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1807 d.9/7/1892 (84)
Hall of Famer, Essayist, Poet, Journalist, Abolitionist
Misc: influential Quaker poet and ardent advocate for the abolition of slavery.

🎖⚛Frederick Lander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1821 d.3/2/1862 (40)
General, Engineer

Alexander Agassiz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1835 d.3/27/1910 (74)
Zoologist

Newton Horace Winchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1839 d.5/2/1914 (74)
Geologist

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Sophus Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1842 d.2/18/1899 (56)
Mathematician, Norweigan
Misc: He largely created the theory of continuous symmetry and applied it to the study of geometry and differential equations.

Pierre Roux -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1853 d.11/3/1933 (79)
Bacteriologist, Physician, French

Arthur Edwin Kennelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1861 d.6/18/1939 (77)
Engineer, India
Misc: electircal; Edison's assistant

🎭Horace Goldin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1873 d.8/22/1939 (65)
Magician/Illusionist, Polish
Misc: devised magic trick for sewing a woman in half

William Lyon MacKenzie King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1874 d.7/22/1950 (75)
Statesman, Canadian
Misc: Prime minister of Canada (1921-26, 1926-30, 1935-48) and leader of the Liberal Party, who helped preserve the unity of the English and French populations of Canada.

Elizabeth Drew -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1887 d.4/??/1965
Writer, Literary Critic, English

🎭J. Robertson Hare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1891 d.1/25/1979 (87)
Actor

🏆⚾🏈🏀Justin McCarthy "Sam" Barry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1892 N.S. d.9/23/1950 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Knox College (football 1918-1921, basketball 1918-1922, baseball 1923-1924), Iowa (football 1922-1928, basketball 1922-1929, baseball 1923-1924), USC (football 1929-1941, 1945-1950, basketball 1929-1941, 1945-1950, baseball 1930-1942, 1946-1950)

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Edwin Joseph Cohn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1892 d.10/1/1953 (60)
Biochemist
Misc: helped develop the methods of blood fractionation (the separation of plasma proteins into fractions).

✍🎭David Butler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1894 d.6/14/1979 (84)
Writer, Actor, Producer, Director

🎵Arthur Fiedler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1894 d.7/10/1979 (84)
Violinist, Bandleader, Conductor
Group Names: The Boston Pops (for 1/2 a century)

🏆🎾Gerald Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1895 d.6/13/1967 (71)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭House Jameson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1902 d.4/23/1971 (68)
TV/Radio Actor
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as the father Mr. Sam Aldrich on TV & radio)

Erskine Caldwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1903 d.4/11/1987 (83)
Novelist

🎵Ray Noble -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1903 d.4/3/1978 (74)
Arranger, Composer/Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader, English

🎨Paul Cadmus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1904 d.12/12/1999 (94)
Painter, Etcher

🏆🥊Jimmy McLarnin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1905 d.10/28/2004 (98)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian, Irish
Misc: a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame

William Martin Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1906 d.7/28/1998 (91)
Government Official
Misc: Federal Reserve Board chairman

Willard Frank Libby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1908 d.9/8/1980 (71)
Chemist, Inventor, Educator
Misc: carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)

🎵Sy Oliver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1910 d.5/27/1988 (77)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Singer, Trumpeter
Misc: Swing Era

🎵Spade Cooley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1910 d.11/23/1969 (58)
Fiddler, Country Singer
Misc: b. Feb 22?

🎭William Roerick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1912 d.11/30/1995 (82)
Actor

🎭Herbert Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1913 d.7/19/1990 (76)
TV/Soap Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives

💰Burt "Butch" Baskin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1913 d.12/24/1967 (54)
Businessperson
Misc: co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain in 1946 with his partner and brother-in-law Irv Robbins.

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🎭🎵Julia Meade -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1925 d.5/16/2016 N.S. (90)
Actress, TV Hostess, Commercial Actress, Singer
Misc: listed as b. in 1928 but incorrect according to her official website; Commercial spokeswoman on Ed Sullivan & Playhouse 90
TV Shows: The Ed Sullivan Show, Playhouse 90

🎭Patricia Wymore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1926 d.3/22/2014 (87)
Actress

🎭Ralph Andrews -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1927 N.S. d.10/16/2015 N.S. (87)
TV Producer
Movie Titles: You Don't Say!, Celebrity Sweepstakes, Lingo (1987), It Takes Two (Vin Scully edition), Liar's Club, 50 Grand Slam, I'll Bet (1965), It's Your Bet (1969-1973), Yahtzee

🎭Richard Long -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1927 d.12/22/1974 (47)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Nanny & the Professor (as Prof. Howard Everett), 77 Sunset Strip (as Rex Randolph), The Big Valley (as Jarrod Barkley)

🎭George Lindsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1928 d.5/6/2012 (83)
Actor
Misc: some say b. 1935
TV Shows: The Andy Griffith Show (as Goober Pyle), Mayberry RFD (as Goober Pyle), Hee Haw

📰Marilyn Beck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1928 d.5/31/2014 (85)
Columnist

🎭Jacqueline Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1929 d.2/18/1993 (63)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Barbara)

📰William Safire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1929 d.9/27/2009 (79)
Journalist, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: New York Times; Nixon speech writer

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📰Bob Guccione -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1930 d.10/20/2010 (79)
Publisher
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Robert Charles Joseph Edwa
Misc: Penthouse

🎭Dave Madden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1931 d.1/16/2014 (82)
Actor, Comedian, Canadian
Misc: not b. Dec 12 or 15, 1933
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Partridge Family (as Reuben Kinkaid), Alice (as Earl Hicks)

🎵🎷Walter Booker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1933 d.11/24/2006 (72)
Bassist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Cannonball Adderley

🎵Nat Stuckey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1933 d.8/24/1988 (54)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cass Country, Texas
Misc: not b. 1937 and not d. 1989

🏆⚽Ray Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1934 N.S. d.5/15/2018 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE; left back

🏆⚾Cal Ripken Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1935 d.3/25/1999 (63)
MLB Manager, MLB Player

🎵Arthur Lanon "Art" Neville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1937 N.S. d.7/22/2019 N.S. (81)
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. 1938
Group Names: The Neville Brothers

🏆🏁🏃Sir Peter Snell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1938 N.S. d.12/12/2019 N.S. (80)
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, New Zealand
Misc: won the gold medal in 800m at 1960 Olympics, then won both the 800m and 1,500m at 1964 Games.

🎵Eddie Kendrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1939 N.S. d.10/5/1992 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Edward James Kendrick
Misc: d. Oct 5?
Group Names: Temptations (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: My Girl, Get Ready, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, I Know I'm Losing You, All I Need, You're My Everything, I Wish It Would Rain, Cloud Nine, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (with Diana Ross and the Supremes), I Can't Get Next To You, Ball of Confusion, Just My Imagination, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, Masterpiece (all previous as lead of The Temptations), Keep On Truckin' Part 1, Boogie Down, Shoeshine Boy

🎵James Booker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1939 d.11/8/1983 (43)
Rhythm and Blues Performer

🎵Dave Dee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1941 d.1/9/2009 (67)
Singer, Tambourinist, British
Names/Places: RN:David Harman
Group Names: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, and Tich

🎵Paul Butterfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1942 d.5/4/1987 (44)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Flutist, Harmonicaist, Synthesizer, Bandleader
Group Names: Paul Butterfield Blues Band (lead)

🎭Christopher Cazenove -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1943 d.4/7/2010 (66)
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: Dynasty (as Ben Carrington)

🎭Charles Briles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1945 N.S. d.6/12/2016 N.S. (70)
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1971
TV Shows: The Big Valley (as Eugene Barkley), Mr. Novak, Bonanza (as Billy / Del Nagel)
Movie Titles: The Trouble with Girls

🎵🎸Jimmy Hodder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1947 d.6/5/1990 (42)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: b. Dec 16?
Group Names: Steely Dan

🏆Nancy Harwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1948 N.S. d.5/??/2014 N.S. (65)
Playmate
Misc: February 1968

🎵🎸Carlton "Carlie" Barrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1950 N.S. d.4/17/1987 N.S. (36)
Drummer, Reggae Musician, Jamaican
Group Names: Bob Marley & the Wailers

🎵🎸Bob Stinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/17/1959 d.2/18/1995 (35)
Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: The Replacements

Jelahuddin Rumi -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1207 d.12/17/1273 (66)
Poet
Misc: Persian poet, sufi mystic

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🎖William Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1759 d.12/17/1828 (69)
Revolutionary, British

🎖⚖Simon Bolivar -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1783 d.12/17/1830 (47)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Venezuelan
Names/Places: b. in Caracas, Venezuela; NN:El Libertador; d. in Colombia
Misc: liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, & Bolivia; Latin American revolt leader for independence from Spain; Bolivia was named for him

Mason Cogswell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1761 d.12/17/1830 (69)
Physician, Surgeon

Sir Francis Beaufort -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1774 d.12/17/1857 (83)
Inventor
Misc: invented the wind force scale to measure wind velocities from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane force)

William Thomson Kelvin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1824 d.12/17/1907 (83)
Engineer, Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Irish
Misc: 1st Baron Kelvin; Absolute temperature scale

🎨Pierre Auguste Renoir -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1841 d.12/17/1919 (78)
Painter, French
Misc: Impressionist; of nudes; d. Dec 3?

🏆🏒Frederick McLaughlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1877 d.12/17/1944 (67)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (founder of a multi-time Stanley Cup winner)

Dorothy L. Sayers -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1893 d.12/17/1957 (64)
Novelist, Mystery Writer, English
Misc: created Lord Peter Wimsey

🏆⚾Frank S. "Ping" Bodie -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1887 N.S. d.12/17/1961 N.S. (74)
MLB Player

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✍🎭Thomas Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1892 d.12/17/1962 (70)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Movie Titles: Gone With the Wind

Charles Greeley Abbot -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1872 d.12/17/1973 (101)
Scientist, Astrophysicist
Misc: Sun Constant

🎵Hound Dog Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1917 d.12/17/1975 (58)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎭Sam Levene -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1905 d.12/17/1980 (75)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Russian
Movie Titles: Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang

🏆🏌Richard S. Tufts -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1896 N.S. d.12/17/1980 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: USGA prez

🎵"Big" Joe Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1903 N.S. d.12/17/1982 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Accordionist, Harmonicaist, Blues Performer

🎭Dana Andrews -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.12/17/1992 (83)
Actor
Names/Places: FN:Carver
Misc: Major star of 1940s & 50s
Movie Titles: Ike, Battle of the Bulge, Laura

🎭Janet Margolin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1943 d.12/17/1993 (50)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Movie Director
Names/Places: Ted Wass' wife
TV Shows: Lanigan's Rabbi

🎵Irving Caesar -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1895 d.12/17/1996 (101)
Lyricist
Misc: Great Tin Pan Alley lyricist
Song Titles: Tea for Two, Swanee, Animal Crackers in my Soup

🎭🎵Rex Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1920 d.12/17/1999 (78)
Movie Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Wilcox, AZ; NN:Mr. Cowboy
Misc: Cowboy actor; Disney nature films narrator

🎵🎷Grover Washington Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1943 d.12/17/1999 (56)
Music Producer, Composer, Singer, Keyboardist, Reeds, Saxophonist, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo, NY

🏆🏀Hank Luisetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1916 d.12/17/2002 (86)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: RN:Angelo-Giuseppi Luisetti
Misc: revolutionized the game with the first use of a one-handed shot. 3 Pacific Coast Conference championships (Stanford, 1936-38); National championship (Stanford, 1937); Helm's Foundation Player of the Year (1937-38); 2-time All-America (1937-38)
Sports Teams: Stanford University (1935-1938)

🎭Mary Ann Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1923 d.12/17/2003 (80)
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Our Gang

🏆🏈Otto Everett Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1921 d.12/17/2003 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: Football QB and basketball All-America at Northwestern; in pro ball, led Cleveland Browns to 7 league titles in 10 years, winning 4 AAFC championships (1946-50) and 3 NFL (1950,54-55); 5-time All-Pro; 2-time NFL MVP (1953,55).
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (player 1946-1955), NCAA Coast Guard (coach 1959-1965), Washington Redskins (coach 1966-1968), NCAA Coast Guard (coach 1974-1975)

⛪📰Jack Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1922 d.12/17/2005 (83)
Mormon, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: Washington Post; investigative

🎭🎵Timmie Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1914 d.12/17/2006 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Songwriter, Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: NN: The Jackie Robinson of Comedy
Misc: catchphrase: Oh Yeah!; he was one of the first Black comedians allowed to directly address a white audience when he worked; appeared on many national television shows of the 1960s and 1970s; in the National Comedy Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Uptown Jubilee (1949 on CBS), The Jackie Gleason Show (recurring)

🎵Denis Payton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1943 d.12/17/2006 (63)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, British
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

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🏆⚾Larry Sherry -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1935 d.12/17/2006 (71)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: World Series MVP 1959
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

🏆Don Chevrier -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1937 d.12/17/2007 (69)
Sports Announcer
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays (voice)

🏆🏈"Slingin'" Sammy Baugh -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1914 d.12/17/2008 (94)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: held numerous records after 16 pro seasons; QB-DB-P; led Washington to NFL titles in 1937 (his rookie year) and '42; led league in passing 6 times, punting 4 times and interceptions once; record 85 yard punt
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (player 1937-1952), Hardin-Simmons (coach 1955-1959), New York Titans (coach 1960-1961), Houston Oilers (coach 1964)

🏆⚾Dave Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1955 d.12/17/2008 (53)
MLB Player

🎭Alaina Reed -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1946 d.12/17/2009 (63)
Actress
Names/Places: LN:Hall
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Olivia), 227 (as Rose Lee Holloway)

🎭Jennifer Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1919 d.12/17/2009 (90)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, Okla.; RN:Phyllis Isley then Walker; Robert Walker's, then David O. Selznick's wife
TV Shows: Love is a Many Spendored Thing

🏆🏈Chris Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1983 d.12/17/2009 (26)
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭Steve Landesberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1936 d.12/17/2010 (74)
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Bronx
TV Shows: Barney Miller (as Det. Arthur Dietrich)

🎨🎵🎸Captain Beefheart -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1941 d.12/17/2010 (69)
Painter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Names/Places: RN:Don Van Vilet
Group Names: The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

🏆⚾Walt Dropo -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1923 d.12/17/2010 (87)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1949-1952), Detroit Tigers (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1955-1958), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958-1959), Baltimore Orioles (1959-1961)

🏆⚾Phil Cavarretta -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1916 d.12/17/2010 (94)
MLB Player
Misc: NL MVP 1945
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

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Kim Il Jong -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1941 d.12/17/2011 (70)
Head of State, North Korean
Misc: President of North Korea

Daniel Ken Inouye -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.12/17/2012 (88)
Congressperson, Senator
Misc: chair of Iran-Contra hearings.

🏆⚾Frank Pastore -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1957 d.12/17/2012 (55)
MLB Player

📰Richard C. Hottelet -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1917 d.12/17/2014 (97)
Journalist
TV Shows: CBS News

🎭🎮Gordon Hunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1929 N.S. d.12/17/2016 N.S. (87)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Video Game Director
TV Shows: The All-New Popeye Hour, The Dukes, Mork and Mindy (cartoon), Laverne and Shirley in the Army, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Pac-Man, Pink Panther and Sons, The Snorks, The New Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Flintstone Kids, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Dilbert (as Wally), The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, Droopy Master Detective, Pound Puppies The Richie Rich Show, The Smurfs
Movie Titles: The Pirates of Dark Water
Video Games: Pandemonium, The God of War (series), Lair, Final Fantasy (series), Blur, The Legacy of Kain (series), The Uncharted (series)

Louis Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1921 d.12/17/2016 N.S. (95)
Author
Misc: Pollster

✍⚛Dr. Henry Heimlich -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1920 d.12/17/2016 N.S. (96)
Author, Physician
Names/Places: son-in-law of Arthur Murray
Misc: developed an anti-choking procedure

🏆🏁Bob Glidden -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1944 d.12/17/2017 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Drag Racer
Misc: NHRA pro stock car drag racing champion

🎵🎷Kevin Mahogany -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1958 d.12/17/2017 N.S. (59)
Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer

🎭Penny Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1942 N.S. d.12/17/2018 N.S. (76)
TV/Movie Actress, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Rob Reiner's ex-, Garry's sister
Misc: 1961 grad; many say b. 1943 or 1945, unlikely b. in 1945
TV Shows: The Odd Couple (as Myrna Turner), Bob Newhart Show (as Miss Larson), Laverne & Shirley (as Laverne De Fazio), Simpsons (as Miss Botz)
Movie Titles: Big (director), A League Of Their Own (director)

🎵Galt MacDermot -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1928 N.S. d.12/17/2018 N.S. (89)
Composer, Pianist, Canadian
Misc: Hair score and other theatrical musicals

🏆Karin Balzer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1938 N.S. d.12/17/2019 N.S. (81)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, German
Names/Places: aka Karin Richert
Misc: hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)

🏆🏈John Hayden Fry -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1929 N.S. d.12/17/2019 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, North Texas State University, University of Iowa (all as coach)

🏆🏒Bronco Horvath -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1930 N.S. d.12/17/2019 N.S. (89)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: active from 1949-1970

🎭Rod Perry -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1934 N.S. d.12/17/2020 N.S. (86)
Actor, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: S.W.A.T. (as Sgt. David Deacon Kay)

✍🎭Jeremy Bulloch -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1945 N.S. d.12/17/2020 N.S. (75)
Author, Actor, English
Book Titles: Limited Edition
Movie Titles: For Your Eyes Only, Star Wars (series as Boba Fett), Octopussy

🎵🎷Stanley Cowell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1941 N.S. d.12/17/2020 N.S. (79)
Jazz Pianist

🎖Return Meigs -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/17/1740 J-LD or 1/28/1740 N.S. or 12/17/1740 Ju-1 d.1/28/1823 (82)
Revolutionary, Colonel

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🎖Return Meigs -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/17/1740 J-LD or 1/28/1740 N.S. or 12/17/1740 Ju-1 d.1/28/1823 (82)
Revolutionary, Colonel

U.S. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1960, ✪ “Ballad Of The Alamo” by Marty Robbins peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1949, ✪ “I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts” by Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Featuring Merv Griffin peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, ✪ “Money (That's What I Want)” by Junior Walker And The All Stars peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1949, ✪ “Mule Train” by Vaughn Monroe peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Melle Mel And The Furious Five peaked at number 101 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need” by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “(He's) Raining In My Sunshine” by Jay And The Americans peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “(You Better) Know What You're Doin'” by Lloyd Price peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “A Thousand Stars” by Kathy Young And The Innocents peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Am I Losing You” by Jim Reeves peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Are You Satisfied?” by Sheb Wooley peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Born Free” by Roger Williams peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “C'est la vie” by Sarah Vaughan peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Dance Naked” by John Mellencamp peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Don't Go To Strangers” by Etta Jones peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Early In The Morning” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon” by Urge Overkill peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Giving You The Best That I Got” by Anita Baker peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Goodbye To Rome (Arrivederci Roma)” by Georgia Gibbs peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Groovy Tonight” by Bobby Rydell peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Heard 'Em Say” by Kanye West Featuring Adam Levine peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Help Me, Girl” by The Outsiders peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Here Comes The Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “I Don't Need No Doctor” by Ray Charles peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “I Don't Want To This Night To End” by Luke Bryan peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No)” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “I Gotta Know” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “I Missed Me” by Jim Reeves peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “I Should Have Cheated” by Keyshia Cole peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Won't Stand In Your Way” by Stray Cats peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “If Love Should Go” by The Streets peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “It Tears Me Up” by Percy Sledge peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “It's Almost Tomorrow” by David Carroll And His Orchestra peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “It's Almost Tomorrow” by Snooky Lanson peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “It's Only Love” by Tommy James And The Shondells peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Last Date” by Lawrence Welk peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Lick It Up” by KISS peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” by Don, Dick And Jimmy peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Mame” by Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Missing You” by Steve Perry peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Party Monster” by The Weeknd peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Peak Of Love” by Bobby McClure peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Questions And Answers” by Jon And Robin And The In Crowd (In Crowd) peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Reminder” by The Weeknd peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Say It Isn't So” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Searching” by The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Seasons Of Love” by Cast Of Rent peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Shame” by Zhané peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Sidewalks” by The Weeknd Featuring Kendrick Lamar peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Six Feet Under” by The Weeknd peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Spy In The House Of Love” by Was (Not Was) peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Starving” by Hailee Steinfeld Featuring Grey And Zedd peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Sway” by Bobby Rydell peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “The Teen-Ager's Waltz” by Eddy Howard And His Orchestra peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Waiting For A Star To Fall” by Boy Meets Girl peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “We Owned The Night” by Lady Antebellum peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “What's New” by Linda Ronstadt With The Nelson Riddle Orchestra peaked at number 53 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “When I'm Gone” by Eminem peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “When We Dance” by Sting peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “You Don't Believe” by The Alan Parsons Project peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “You Make Lovin' Fun” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “You Suck” by The Murmurs peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Spaceship Superstar” by Prism peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2011, “5 O'Clock” by T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa And Lily Allen peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter” by Simon And Garfunkel peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Annie” by Rising Sons peaked at number 89 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Behind The Door” by Cher peaked at number 74 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Dance Naked” by John Mellencamp peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon” by Urge Overkill peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Gone Too Far” by England Dan And John Ford Coley peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Help Me, Girl” by Eric Burdon And The Animals peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Help Me, Girl” by The Outsiders peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Hold Me Know” by One To One peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1994, “I Am I” by Queensrÿche peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “I Symbolize You” by Last Words peaked at number 28 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “In A Dusty Room” by Noel Harrison peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “It Tears Me Up” by Percy Sledge peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Kick It Out” by Heart peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Lady Godiva” by Peter And Gordon peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Lick It Up” by KISS peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Lovey Dovey” by Buddy Knox peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1994, “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “On This Side Of Goodbye” by The Righteous Brothers peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Party Monster” by The Weeknd peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Rockin'” by The Weeknd peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Secrets” by The Weeknd peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Sidewalks” by The Weeknd Featuring Kendrick Lamar peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Since I Don't Have You” by Lou Christie peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Six Feet Under” by The Weeknd peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Somebody Somewhere Needs You” by Darrell Banks peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “The Proud One” by Frankie Valli peaked at number 64 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1960, “The Sock” by The Valentines peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Theme From 'Exodus'” by Ferrante And Teicher peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Time After Time” by Chris Montez peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” by Peabo Bryson And Roberta Flack peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2011, “When We Stand Together” by Nickelback peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Why Me?” by Irene Cara peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Come Back To Me” by Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts peaked at number 37 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Domino Dancing” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 17 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “How Can I Fall” by Breathe peaked at number 2 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Wish There Was A Way” by Diamond In The Rough peaked at number 74 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kissing A Fool” by George Michael peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Hippy Hippy Shake” by The Georgia Satellites peaked at number 46 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Walk On Water” by Eddie Money peaked at number 10 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Egyptian Reggae” by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, ✪ “I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat” by Mel Blanc peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Kenny The Kangaroo” by Michael Barrymore peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1960, ✪ “Ol' MacDonald” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, ✪ “One Foot In The Grave” by Eric Idle And Richard Wilson peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, ✪ “Power Rangers” by Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Strip” by Adam Ant peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, ✪ “Supermarket Sweep (Will You Dance With Me?)” by Bar-Codes peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1966, ✪ “That's Life” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “5 O'Clock” by T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa And Lily Allen peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “A Day In The Life” by Black Riot peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Ain't Doin' Nothin'” by Jet Bronx And The Forbidden peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Alas Agnes” by Mystery Jets peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “As Long As You Follow” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Baby Can I Hold You?” by Tracy Chapman peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Belfast” by Boney M. peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Born To Be My Baby” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Charming Billy” by Johnny Preston peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Check This Out” by Hardhouse peaked at number 96 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Chocolate” by Y?N-Vee peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Christmas Alphabet” by Dickie Valentine peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Club Fantastic” by Wham! peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murs peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Darkheart” by Bomb The Bass peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)” by Lloyd Featuring André 3000 Narrated By Lil Wayne peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Dollars” by CJ Lewis peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Believe The Hype” by Mista E peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Scandalize Mine” by Sugar Bear peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Even God Can't Change The Past” by Charlotte Church peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Gettin' Ready For Love” by Diana Ross peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Heard 'Em Say” by Kanye West Featuring Adam Levine peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Hello Mum” by Adrian Gurvitz peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Here's The Good News” by Paul Weller peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Hibernaculum” by Mike Oldfield peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Hot Mix 3” by Bootleggers peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “How Can I Fall?” by Breathe peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “I Cried For You / Just Like Heaven” by Katie Melua peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “I Just Can't Get Enough” by Herd And Fitz Featuring Abigail Bailey peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “I Need A Man” by Li Kwan peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “I Want To Be Alone” by 2Wo Third3 peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Will” by Ruby Winters peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “I'll Find You” by Michelle Gayle peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Imagine / Jealous Guy” by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “In And Out Of My Life” by Tonja Dantzler peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Jesus Loves Us All” by Renée And Renato peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Juicebox” by The Strokes peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Keep Doin' It” by Showdown peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kiss Me Deadly” by Lita Ford peaked at number 75 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Listen To Your Heart” by D.H.T. Featuring Edmée peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Little Donkey” by Nina And Frederick peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Lively” by Lonnie Donegan peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Love Of My Life” by The Dooleys peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Love's Got Me On A Trip So High” by Loni Clark peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Mama” by Brian And Michael peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Midnight Run” by Example peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Necessary Evil” by Body Count peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Of Course You Can” by Spearhead peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “On With The Motley” by Harry Secombe peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “One More Chance” by E.Y.C. peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Our Day Will Come” by Amy Winehouse peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Papillon” by N-Joi peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Please Come Home For Christmas” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Please Don't Fall In Love” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Point Of No Return” by Centory peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Rain Fall Down” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Really Free” by John Otway And Wild Willy Barrett peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Road To Our Dream” by T'Pau peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Rocket (A Natural Gambler)” by Braund Reynolds peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “San Francisco (You've Got Me)” by Village People peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Sexual” by Neiked Featuring Dyo peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Slip Slidin' Away” by Paul Simon peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Steamhammer Sam” by Intaferon peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Still Speedin'” by Sway peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Suddenly There's A Valley” by Lee Lawrence peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “That's All” by Genesis peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)/Thank You For A Good Year” by Alexander O'Neal peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Tied Up” by Yello peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Too Late” by Def Leppard peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Twenty Tiny Fingers” by Alma Cogan peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Ugly” by Sugababes peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Under The Weather” by KT Tunstall peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Waiting In Vain” by Total Contrast peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Walk Away” by Franz Ferdinand peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Walk With Faith In Your Heart” by The Bachelors peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “What Else Is There” by Royksopp peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1966, “What Would I Be” by Val Doonican peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1955, “When You Lose The One You Love” by David Whitfield With Mantovani And His Orchestra And Chorus peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Where Are The Boys” by Rockers peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Whiggle In Line” by Black Duck peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “World To Me” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah” by The Pogues peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2005, “You're Gonna Lose Us” by Cribs peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1966, ✪ “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2005, ✪ “Jingle Bells / Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1966, ✪ “Stop, Stop, Stop” by The Hollies peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1955, ✪ “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” by Fess Parker or Tennessee Ernie Ford peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “The Vasectomy Song” by John Williamson peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1994, “(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name” by Harry Connick, Jr. peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1949, “A Little Bird Told Me” by Evelyn Knight peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2016, “After The Afterparty” by Charli XCX Featuring Lil Yachty peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Baby, What A Big Surprise / Takin' It On Uptown” by Chicago peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Beyond The Call” by John Farnham peaked at number 40 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Breathing” by Jason DeRulo peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Bridge Of Light” by P!nk peaked at number 26 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bring Me Some Water” by Melissa Etheridge peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Capsize” by Frenship Featuring Emily Warren peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Come Back And Stay” by Paul Young peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Compliments On Your Kiss” by Red Dragon With Brian And Tony Gold peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Deep Water / Factory Life” by Richard Clapton peaked at number 43 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Don't Forget About Us” by Mariah Carey peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Need Love” by Johnny Diesel And The Injectors peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “For A While / The Lady I Am” by Mary MacGregor peaked at number 100 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1955, “I Am In Love” by Nat "King" Cole peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1966, “I Can't Control Myself / Gonna Make You” by The Troggs peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Want Your Love” by Transvision Vamp peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “If You Want Me / Don't Ever Let Go Of Me” by Billie Jo Spears peaked at number 97 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Keep It Comin' Love / Baby I Love You” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Life Gets Better” by Graham Parker peaked at number 35 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1955, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” by The Four Aces or Nat "King" Cole peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1952, “Meet Mister Callaghan” by Les Paul And Mary Ford or The Harry Grove Trio peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Mull Of Kintyre / Girls' School” by Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1952, “My New Year's Wish” by Franklyn McCormack peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Ready For You / Save The Last Dance For Me” by Johnny O'Keefe peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Revolution Baby” by Transvision Vamp peaked at number 24 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Soldier Of Fortune” by John Paul Young peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Staring At The Embers / Through The Years” by Tim Finn peaked at number 34 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1952, “Take My Heart” by Al Martino or Vic Damone peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1949, “The Blue Room” by Perry Como peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1966, “The Boss's Daughter / (In The) Cold Light Of Day” by Gene Pitney peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2011, “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry peaked at number 27 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1960, “Theme From 'Peter Gunn'” by Duane Eddy And The Rebels peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Trouble” by Shampoo (U.K.) peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Zombie” by The Cranberries peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Snoopy's Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1994, ✪ “The Blue Monkey” by Suzanne Paul peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “This Is Not A Love Song” by PiL (Public Image Limited) peaked at number 45 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “As Good As It Gets” by Coconut Rough peaked at number 28 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Ass Back Home” by Gym Class Heroes Featuring Neon Hitch peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Can't We Start Over” by Anne Montgomery peaked at number 22 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Capsize” by Frenship Featuring Emily Warren peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Club Tropicana” by Wham! peaked at number 25 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol With Generation X peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Good Lovin'” by Bobby McFerrin peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Happiness” by Billy Lawrence peaked at number 31 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Helena (So Long And Goodnight)” by My Chemical Romance peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Here Comes The Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Love Me Now” by John Legend peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Love Spreads” by The Stone Roses peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Love, Truth And Honesty” by Bananarama peaked at number 20 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Oxygène IV” by Jean-Michel Jarre peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rockit” by Herbie Hancock peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)” by Peter Frampton peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Snapper” by Snapper peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Somewhere You're There” by Matty J. peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Teardrops” by Womack And Womack peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Too Lazy” by Diatribe peaked at number 47 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Touch” by Noiseworks peaked at number 44 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1994, “You Don't Have To Cry” by Purest Form peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “You Make Lovin' Fun” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1994, ✪ “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2005, “A Pain That I'm Used To” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Amsterdam” by Johnny Jordaan peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Awaka-Boy Boy” by Tatjana peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Back It Up” by Robin S. peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Cry Just A Little Bit” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Doctor Love” by First Choice peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Don't Run Too Far” by Golden Earring peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Johnny Camaro peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Heb jij mien zwien ook zien” by The Dutch Boys peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1994, “If You Want My Love” by Paulo Mendonça peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Jingle Bell Rock” by Dean Saunders And Bobby Helms peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kissing A Fool” by George Michael peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Laat me zweven” by Wolter Kroes peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Leef je uit” by André Hazes peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Livin' Without You” by Patricia Paay peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Love House” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Love Suicide” by Tinie Tempah Featuring Ester Dean peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Meidengroep” by Kinderen Voor Kinderen peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Bouke peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “My Way” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Nervous (The Ooh Song) [Mark McCabe Remix]” by Gavin James peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Out Of Tears” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Sleigh Ride” by Rene Froger And Ella Fitzgerald peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Something So Strong” by Capaldi peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Talk” by Coldplay peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “That's All” by Genesis peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2011, “The Christmas Blues” by Ruth Jacott And Dean Martin peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Dream” by The Nits peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1994, “The Girl Of Your Dreams” by Sandy Kandau peaked at number 41 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Touch” by The Outsiders peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Twist And Shout” by Salt-N-Pepa peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2011, “U Know It Ain't Love” by RJ Featuring Pitbull peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Waarom?” by Xander de Buisonjé peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Waarom” by Kevin Featuring Sevn Alias peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Wacht nog wat geef wel een teken / Kopa koopavond” by Paul de Leeuw / Annie de Rooy peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Ware liefde” by René Le Blanc peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wie weet wat liefde is?” by Conny Vandenbos And Wim Rijken peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2005, ✪ “Jingle Bells / Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2005, ✪ “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood + Esmeralda Suite” by Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2016, “I Got You” by Bebe Rexha peaked at number 29 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Ingen kan älska som vi” by Grace [SE] peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Is This The Love” by Masterboy peaked at number 37 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kiss” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Living In Danger” by Ace Of Base peaked at number 28 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More)” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Never Trust A Stranger” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Orinoco Flow” by Enya peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Playing With Fire” by Liam Cacatian Thomassen peaked at number 6 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Right Here Right Now (My Heart Belongs To You)” by Agnes peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Take Me To Your Heart” by Rick Astley peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1994, “This DJ” by Warren G peaked at number 22 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Titanium” by David Guetta Featuring Sia peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Vill du bli min polis” by Snutarna peaked at number 23 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Waterfront” by Simple Minds peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1994, “300 PS (Auto ...)” by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Baby Come Back” by Pato Banton Featuring Ali And Robin Campbell peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Baby, What A Big Surprise” by Chicago peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Bend It!” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Big Bubbles, No Troubles” by Ellis, Beggs And Howard peaked at number 20 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Boogie Woogie Baby” by Udo Jürgens peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Bridge Of Light” by P!nk peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Coming Home For Christmas” by Banaroo peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood + Esmeralda Suite” by Santa Esmeralda starring Leroy Gomez peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Du aber schaust mich nicht an” by Randy Scott und die Dream-Boys peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Gam Gam” by Mauro Pilato And Max Monti peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Remember Yesterday” by Donna Summer peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 2011, “I'm Here” by David Pfeffer peaked at number 27 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Keine Angst hat der Papa mir gesagt (Keine Angst hat die Mama mir gesagt)” by Stephan Remmler peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Laß den dummen Kummer” by Renate Kern peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Lovely Day [Sunshine Mix]” by Bill Withers peaked at number 18 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1966, “Schiwago-Melodie (Lara's Theme)” by Maurice Jarre peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Secret Land” by Sandra peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Shadow On The Wall” by Mike Oldfield Featuring Roger Chapman peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Stand Up For Your Love Rights” by Yazz peaked at number 29 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Boxer” by Rockip peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “The Name Of The Game” by ABBA peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Thunder In My Heart” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2016, “6.45i” by Sch peaked at number 14 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Die Walküre” by 49ers peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Domino Dancing” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 40 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Gallows Pole” by Jimmy Page And Robert Plant peaked at number 50 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Heavy Cross” by Gossip peaked at number 23 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Just Hold On” by Steve Aoki And Louis Tomlinson peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1994, “O.C.B.” by Billy Ze Kick Et Les Gamins En Folie peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Petit Baba Noël” by Baba Featuring Amine peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Secret” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Soleil d'hiver” by Niagara peaked at number 12 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2011, “En stjerne skinner i natt” by Oslo Gospel Choir / Maria Haukaas Mittet peaked at number 11 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Going Crazy” by Christian Stenseng peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Lift Me” by Madrugada Featuring Ane Brun peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Paradise” by Coldplay peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Stop!” by Sam Brown peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Twist In My Sobriety” by Tanita Tikaram peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Union Of The Snake” by Duran Duran peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Amor de mis amores” by Paco peaked at number 26 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Back On Holiday” by Robbie Nevil peaked at number 28 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Big Bubbles, No Troubles” by Ellis, Beggs And Howard peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Boogie Woogie Baby” by Udo Jürgens peaked at number 9 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Bridge Of Light” by P!nk peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Circle Of Life” by Elton John peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Fire” by Magic Affair peaked at number 23 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Gam Gam” by Mauro Pilato And Max Monti peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Geronimo” by Aura Dione peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2011, “I'm Here” by David Pfeffer peaked at number 12 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Just Hold On” by Steve Aoki And Louis Tomlinson peaked at number 26 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kiss” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones peaked at number 11 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Left To My Own Devices” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 12 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Love Religion” by U96 peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Oddity” by Clokx peaked at number 20 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Right Beside You” by Sophie B. Hawkins peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2005, “Schrei” by Tokio Hotel peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes Featuring Adam Levine peaked at number 28 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “The Unity Mix 5” by The Unity Mixers peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1994, “Trip To Raveland” by Marusha peaked at number 34 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Ways” by Frank Duval peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wee Rule” by Wee Papa Girl Rappers peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2016, “Would I Lie To You” by David Guetta, Cedric Gervais And Chris Willis peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

Italy Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2005, “A Pain That I'm Used To” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 2 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló peaked at number 1 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2016, “New Dawns” by Gaia [IT] peaked at number 7 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Ora” by Jovanotti peaked at number 6 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2011, “Unica” by Antonello Venditti peaked at number 9 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2016, “What U Do To Me” by Roshelle peaked at number 3 on the Italy pop singles chart.

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In 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized. He became a huge influence in western classical music and wrote nine symphonies, the opera “Fidelio,” five piano concerti and many chamber pieces. He composed entirely during his lifetime. Right now, he's decomposing.

In 1777, France recognized the independance of the 13 colonies in America.

In 1790, The Aztec Calendar, or Solar Stone, was uncovered by workmen repairing Mexico Cityʹs Central Plaza.

In 1791, A traffic regulation in New York City established the first street to go in one direction only, or One Way, as the signs said, resulting in the creation of the first one-way street. My cab driver was going on a downtown one-way street in the wrong direction. I shouted, “What are you doing? This is a one-way street!”, the cab driver quipped, “Weʹre only going one way!”, and I said, “Well, didnʹt you see the arrows?”, and he said, “I didnʹt see the Indians!”

In 1843, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was published in London and immediately sold out. Dickens wrote the story in just two months, beginning in October, 1843, and finishing at the end of November.

In 1900, First prize of 10,000 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy.

In 1932, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Good Deed”, is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1933, The NFL held its first “playoff” game in Wrigley Field with the Chicago Bears defeating the New York Giants 23-21. This year the league was divided into two “divisions.” Previously the team with the highest winning percentage was declared the champion. The Bears scored a winning TD on a 36-yard play that started with a short pass from Bronko Nagurski to Bill Hewitt who then lateraled to Bill Kerr, who went all the way. The Bears received $210.34 per player, while the Giants were soothed by a $140.22 bonus.

In 1936, Ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen kidded around with his pal, Charlie McCarthy (who was a bit wooden, we remember…), for the first time on radio this day. The two debuted on “The Rudy Vallee Show” on NBC. Soon, Bergen became one of radioʹs hottest properties, and was called Valleeʹs greatest talent discovery.

In 1936, Crooner Bing Crosby announced plans to construct a new racetrack, to be called the Del Mar Turf Club.

In 1944, In the NFL Championship Game, Green Bay defeated the New York Giants 14-7.

In 1948, Moe Hare, Cartoon Character, debut by Famous Studios.

In 1948, Tommy Tortoise, Cartoon Character, by Famous Studios, debut.

In 1948, “The Morey Amsterdam Show”, TV Variety; debut on CBS.

In 1952, Archie Moore won a 15-round decision over Joey Maxim and became Light-Heavyweight champion at age 36. He became the oldest boxer to hold the title and then retained it for ten years!

In 1953, Following an earlier decision that favored CBS-TV, the wise minds at the Federal Communications Commission changed opinions and decided to approve RCAʹs black-and-white-compatible color television specifications. Guess who benefited most? Thatʹs right…NBC, parent company (then) of RCA. NBC stations soon took the lead in displaying programs “…presented in living color on NBC.” In protest, CBS had a 'black' eye for several years before finally getting into full time colorcasting.

In 1955, R.C., “Oh! Susanna” by The Singing Dogs [Don Charles Presents] peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford topped both the Pop and Country charts at the same time with “Sixteen Tons.”

In 1955, “Nuttin' For Christmas” by Barry Gorden entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1957, TV Guide Listing: 8 p.m./ET “Phil Silvers” (CBS); “Bilko at Bay.” On the way to New York by car, Bilko, Barbella and Henshaw stop to eat at the homes of their buddies whose parents live on the way. At Mrs. Dobermanʹs, they encounter unexpected trouble. Harvey Lembeck. (Film)

In 1957, Bobby Helmsʹ “Jingle Bell Rock” enters the pop chart for the first time. It re-enters in December 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1962.

In 1962, The Beatles made their first British TV appearance on “People and Places” live from Manchester, England. They performed their United Kingdom debut single and Top 20 hit “Love Me Do”.

In 1963, Carroll James Jr. became the first D.J. to play a Beatles record “I Wanna Hold Her Hand” in the U.S.A. on radio station WWDC. The record was released early next year.

In 1965, The Astrodome opened in Houston. The first event was a concert headlined by Judy Garland and The Supremes.

In 1965, The Beatles released “The Beatlesʹ Third Christmas Record”

In 1966, R.C., “Money (Thatʹs What I Want)” by Jr. Walker and The All-Stars peaked at #52 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, The Monkees performed both sides of their number one, two-sided hit “Iʹm A Believer” and “Steppin' Stone” on “American Bandstand”.

In 1966, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” by Royal Guardsmen entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1967, The longest kickoff return in NFL was 106 yards by Noland Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Denver Broncos.

In 1969, An estimated 50 million television viewers watched as singer Tiny Tim married his fiancee, Miss Vicky, 17, on NBCʹs “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. They divorced a few years later.

In 1969, The U.S. Air Force closed its Project “Blue Book” by concluding there was no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings.

In 1970, “All Things Must Pass” album by George Harrison was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, “Diamonds Are Forever” James Bond flick was released in theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1971, David Bowieʹs “Hunky Dory”…his first U.S. album, was released.

In 1972, Pink Floyd began a four-night stand at Londonʹs Rainbow Theatre. They premiered songs from the “Dark Side of the Moon” album, a full year before its vinyl release.

In 1975, The Blue Knight (TV Crime Drama) first went on the air on CBS.

In 1975, A federal jury in Sacramento, California, sentenced Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme to life in prison for her attempted assassination of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. (She was released from prison in August 2009.)

In 1976, Superstation TBS Goes National! Ted Turner changes the world of TV by placing WTBS-17, then WTCG, Atlanta on satellite for cable systems countrywide to beam back to tens of millions of cable homes. The reason being is that Ted wanted to watch his sports properties from his yacht whereever he sailed. Four cable systems picked up the signal. The rest is history.

In 1977, Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their U.S. TV debut on “Saturday Night Live”, apparently deputizing for The Sex Pistols, who couldnʹt get a visa to enter the country. Producer Lorne Michaels refused to allow Costello to perform “Radio, Radio” (because of the songʹs criticism of the broadcasting industry), but a few measures into “Less than Zero,” Costello halts his group and goes into “Radio, Radio.” Over time, Lorne and Elvis have made up and he has appeared several more times on the show (although Lorne Michaels did say he never would).

In 1977, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of One Day at a Time: Bonnie Franklin, MacKenzie Phillips, Valerie Bertinelli”. Other Articles: Pat Harrington

In 1977, R.C., “You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, OPEC raises oil prices 18%. BOOO!!

In 1979, “House Calls”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS.

In 1980, The Peter Shaffer play “Amadeus” opened on Broadway, starring Tim Curry as Mozart and Ian McKellen as Antonio Salieri.

In 1982, The Who play what is the “last concert of our farewell tour” at Torontoʹs Maple Leaf Gardens. The show is simulcasted around America on pay-per-view satellite-cable TV to closed-circuit arena outlets. The video rights are sold to Home Box Office and video-cassettes of the event will be sold later.

In 1982, “Tootsie” starring Dustin Hoffman in drag, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. Dustin Hoffman portrays a very heterosexual out of work actor who dresses in drag…“but only because he has to” in order to get a role on a soap opera.

In 1983, R.C., “Lick It Up” by Kiss peaked at #66 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Say It Isnʹt So” by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “This Must Be The Place (Native Melody)” by Talking Heads peaked at #62 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, Eric Dickersonʹs 1984 NFL Record, the runningback ended the season with 2,007 rushing yards breaking O.J.'s mark in 1973.

In 1984, “Robin Of Sherwood”, TV Adventure; debut on Showtime.

In 1989, “The Simpsons Christmas Special”, whose animated stars, The Simpsons, were first seen on April 19, 1987, as a series of shorts on “The Tracey Ullman Show”, aired as a special on Fox. To buy presents for his brood, low-on-dough Homer needs to receive a sizable Christmas bonus; unfortunately, he doesnʹt get one at all. So he dips into Margeʹs mad money, the stash of bills she keeps in a glass jar hidden in her blue high-rise beehive hairdo, only fourth-grader Bart has somehow been able to get himself a tattoo, and all the moneyʹs gone to have it surgically removed. So a downcast Homer becomes a department-store Santa (“You must really love us to sink so low,” Bart tells him tenderly), earns $13, takes it to the dog track, bets it on a real dog of a dog — so slow he still hasnʹt finished — then loses his money but ends up with the pooch. And itʹs the best present anybody named Simpson ever got. Without forgoing any of the usual “Simpsons” hip satire, hilarious cynicism, and cool put-downs, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” is still able to be about the Christmas spirit, giving and receiving, and traditional family values. And tattoos. Have a reindeer, man. The “Simpsons” series would debut January 14, 1990. The dogʹs name? “Santaʹs Little Helper.”

In 1993, “Bob” TV Comedy last aired on CBS.

In 1993, Fox Television outbid CBS for the National Football Conference TV package.

In 1993, Julio Cesar Chavez secures his place in boxing history, retaining his WBC super lightweight title with a fifth-round victory over Britainʹs Andy Holligan. Itʹs the 27th time Chavez fought for a title without a loss since 1984, breaking Joe Louisʹ mark of 26.

In 1993, Virgil Hill becomes the most successful light heavyweight in boxing history, winning a record 15th title defense with a unanimous decision over Guy Waters of Australia. Hill, the WBA champion for five of the last six years, had been tied with Bob Foster, who held light heavyweight titles from 1968 to 1974.

In 1994, R.C., “Girl, Youʹll Be A Woman Soon” by Urge Overkill peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.

In 1994, R.C., “Here Comes The Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1994, R.C., “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs album GREATEST HITS VOLUME II peaked at #198 on the Billboard album chart

In 1994, George Foreman was a guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1994, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married actress Heather Locklear, the ex-wife of Motley Crueʹs Tommy Lee…whoʹd marry “Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson two months later.

In 1995, California freeway drivers were legally allowed to drive 65 MPH once the new speed limit signs were installed.

In 1997, In “South Park”, because heʹs Jewish, Kyle is denied involvement in the Nativity play and excluded from trips to see Santa. Also debuting is Mr. Hanky, the Christmas Poo.

In 1997, The Presidents of the United States of America announced their first breakup. They have gotten back together twice. Their last breakup was in the summer of 2015.

In 1997, President Clinton signs into law the No Electronic Theft Act, closing a loophole that had protected individuals who claimed they took no direct financial gains from stealing copyrighted works and downloading them on the Internet.

In 2001, Comedian Tom Green filed for divorce from actress Drew Barrymore after less than six months of marriage.

In 2003, The movie “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2007, NBC announced that Jay Leno and Conan OʹBrien were planning to return to their late-night shows in early 2008, even as the writersʹ strike continued.

In 2017, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” took in $220 million in its debut weekend in North America, good for the second-best opening ever and behind only its predecessor, “The Force Awakens.”

In 2018, Actress and director Penny Marshall, who starred in the sitcom “Laverne and Shirley” before directing film comedies such as “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” died in her Los Angeles home at the age of 75 due to complications from diabetes.

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[USA] Lights On For Life Day
[USA] Underdog Day. People in the 2nd position: eg. Ed McMahon, Robin, Tonto, etc
[World] Underdog Day
[Ancient Rome] Saturnalia
[Bhutan] Ascension to throne of 1st King/National Day (1907)
[Columbia] Independence Day (1819)
[Mexico] Los Posadas Days/Lodgings (Thru Dec 24)
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[USA] Halcyon Days (Day 4) (7 days, 1st of two zones)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Pan American Aviation Day (1940)
[USA] Wright Brothers Day (1963)
[Venezuela] Bolivar Day (1830)
[World] Language Week (Day 3)
[World] Saturnalia. thru Dec 23; popular among Romans
[USA] Tell Someone They're Doing A Good Job Week (Day 6)

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Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
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Gems: turquoise and zircon
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Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month
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Universal Human Rights Month
[Ancient Rome] Opalia
[Turkey] Festival of Mevlana-Jelaeddin Rumi (Whirling Dervishes) (thru 12-17)
[ancient Rome] Saturnalia, festival honoring Saturn (thru 12-23)
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