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The Big Datebook for December 28

Last Updated 07-08-2024

🎵Bill Lawrence -- is 98 in the year 2024 and 99 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1926
Singer
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey (TV show series)

🎭Dame Maggie Smith -- is 90 in the year 2024 and 91 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1934 N.S.
Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in Ilford, England
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey
Movie Titles: Death on the Nile, Clash of Titans, Sister Act; Harry Potter movies, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

🎵🎷Sugar Chile Robinson -- is 86 in the year 2024 and 87 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1938
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Jazz Pianist

🏆⚽Frank McLintock -- is 85 in the year 2024 and 86 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1939
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: MBE; wing half, centre half

💰🏆⚽Philip Anschutz -- is 85 in the year 2024 and 86 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1939
Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Soccer Player, Soccer Owner
Misc: the most influential person in growning soccer in the USA; owned 6 of 10 MLS teams in the early 2000s

🎭Don Francisco -- is 83 in the year 2024 and 84 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Chilean
Names/Places: RN:Mario Kreutzberger
TV Shows: Sabado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday host 1963-2015)

🎵🎸Dwight Bement -- is 79 in the year 2024 and 80 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1945
Tenor-sax, Rock and Roll Performer
Group Names: Gary Puckett & the Union Gap

🏆🏁🏇Jorge Velásquez -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Horse Jockey, Panamaian
Misc: Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981

🏆⚾Bill Lee -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1946
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Spaceman
Misc: in the Boston Red Sox Hall of FAme
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos

🎵🎸Edgar Winter -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1946
Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist, Saxophonist, Bandleader, Rock and Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Beaumont, TX; Johnny's bro
Group Names: Edgar Winter Group
Song Titles: Frankenstein

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🎵Dick Diamonde -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1947 N.S.
Bassist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Dingeman Van Der Sluys
Group Names: The Easybeats

🏆⚾Ray Knight -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1952
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: World Series MVP 1986
Sports Teams: New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles

🎭Robert Pittman -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1953
TV Executive
Misc: developed MTV

🏆🥊Tatsumi Fujinami -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1953
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: ring name: The Dragon

🎵Richard Clayderman -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1953
Pianist, Pop Musician, French
Names/Places: RN: Phillipe Pages

🎭Denzel Washington -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1954 N.S.
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Vernon, NY; Paulette Pearson's hubby
TV Shows: The Equalizer, St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Phillip Chandler)
Movie Titles: Glory, Malcolm X, Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Courage Under Fire, The Preacher's Wife, The Siege, The Bone Collector, The Hurricane, Remember the Titans, John Q., Antwone Fisher, Out of Time, Man of Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Inside Man, American Gangster, The Great Debaters, Training Day

🎭Gayle King -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1954 N.S.
Personality
TV Shows: CBS This Morning

🎵Kenneth Grant -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1956
Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Midnight Star

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🏆🏈Carlos Carson -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1958
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈James Brooks -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1958
NFL Halfback

🏆⚽Terry Ian Butcher -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1958
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, British, Singaporean
Misc: centre back, sweeper, and manager

🎵Mike McGuire -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1958
Country Drummer
Names/Places: Teresa Blake's hubby
Group Names: Shenandoah

🏆🏈Everson Walls -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1959
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 4x all pro
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

🎭Chad McQueen -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1960
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Steve's son
Movie Titles: The Karate Kid (series), Red Line, Firepower

🎭Terri Garber -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1960
Actress
TV Shows: Dynasty, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, As the World Turns
Movie Titles: Toy Soldiers

🏆🏒Ray Bourque -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1960
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Raymond Jean Bourque
Misc: played from 1979-2001, 11-time All-NHL 1st team, has won Norris Trophy 5 times (1987-88,1990-91,94) with Boston; scored over 343+ goals and 958+ assists as of Mar 1996
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche

🏆⚾Zane Smith -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1960
MLB Pitcher

🎵Marty Roe -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1960
Country Singer
Group Names: Diamond Rio

🏆🏁🏊Michelle Cameron -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1962 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer (m), Olympic Athlete (m), Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Michelle A. Cameron-Coulter

🎭Willow Bay -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1963
TV Hostess
Misc: her name sounds like a camping ground or something
TV Shows: Today, Good Morning America

🎭Malcolm Gets -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1963
Actor
TV Shows: Suits, Sex and the City, Caroline In The City (as Richard Karinsky)
Movie Titles: Adam and Steve, Grey Gardens

🏆⚾Mel Stottlemyre Jr. -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1963
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays

🎭Colleen Dion -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1964
Soap Actress
Misc: NOT to be confused with singer Celine Dion
TV Shows: Search For Tomorrow, Loving, Bold & the Beautiful, Another World, All My Children, Guiding Light

🏆🏈Joe Wolf -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1966
NFL Guard

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🏆🏈Darrick Brownlow -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1968
NFL Linebacker

🎭Mauricio Mendoza -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1969
Actor
Movie Titles: Blow, After School, Crave: The Fast Life, Souled

🏆🏈🥊James Trapp -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1969
NFL Cornerback, Karate

🎭Elaine Hendrix -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1970
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Joan of Arcadia, Get Smart (90s version as Agent 66)
Movie Titles: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, The Parent Trap (1998), Inspector Gadget 2

🏆🏈🏁James Jett -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1970
NFL Wide Receiver, Sprinter, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Michael Watkins -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Steve Morrison -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1971
NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker

Ana Navarro -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1971 N.S.
Political Commentator
TV Shows: The View

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🏆⚾Melvin Nieves -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1971
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏈Adam Vinatieri -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1972 N.S.
NFL Placekicker

🏆🎾Patrick Michael "Pat" Rafter -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1972
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian

🏆🏒Jean-Francois Jomphe -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1972
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Shawn Harrison -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1973
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Waldo)
Movie Titles: Silent But Deadly

✍🎭Seth Meyers -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1973
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Late Night wiht Seth Meyers
Movie Titles: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, New Year's Eve

🏆🏈Bobby (Football) Taylor -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1973
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏒Rob Niedermayer -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1974
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Tannis Vallely -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1975
Actress, Casting Department
Names/Places: James's daughter
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as prodigy Janice Lazorotto)
Movie Titles: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

🏆🏒Jamie Storr -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1975
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🎭Joe Manganiello -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1976
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: True Blood (as Alcide Herveaux), ER, One Tree Hill, How I Met Your Mother
Movie Titles: Magic Mike XXL, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Spider-Man (2002)

🎭🎵Brendan Hines -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1976
Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: Secrets and Lies (as Detective Ralston), Lie to Me (as Eli Loker), Scorpion, Suits
Movie Titles: Deep in the Valley, Ordinary Sinner, The Tick

🎭Vanessa Ferlito -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1977 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: CSI: N.Y. (as Aiden Burn), Graceland, NCIS: New Orleans
Movie Titles: Spider-Man 2, Death Proof, Grindhouse, Julie and Julia

🎵Terrace Martin -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1978 N.S.
Music Producer, Musician, Rapper

🎵John Legend -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1978
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎭André Holland -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1979 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Friends with Benefits, The Knick
Movie Titles: Moonlight, 42, Selma

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🎭Bree Williamson -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1979
Actress, Canadian
Movie Titles: A Beginner's Guide to Snuff

🎭Noomi Rapace -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1979 N.S.
Actress, Swedish
Movie Titles: Prometheus, Sherlock Holes: A Game of Shadows, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Drop

🏆🎾James (Tennis) Blake -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1979 N.S.
Tennis Player

Elizabeth Jordan Carr -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1981
Test Tube Baby
Misc: the first American test tube baby; born in Norfolk, Virginia.

🎭Buck Sexton -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1981 N.S.
Radio Talk Show Host

🎭🏆Sienna Miller -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1981
Actress, Model (m)
Movie Titles: Foxcatcher, Burnt, Casanova, Stardust, American Sniper, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

🏆🏒David Moss -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1981 N.S.
NHL Right Wing, American

🎭Beau Garrett -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1982 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Good Doctor

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🎵Kasey Sheridan -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1986
Pop Singer
Group Names: Dream

🎭Adam Gregory -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1987 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Cinematographer
TV Shows: 90210 (as Ty Collins), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (as Ryan Ledder)
Movie Titles: 17 Again, Saints and Soldiers: The Void

🎭Taylor Ball -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1987
Actor
TV Shows: Still Standing (as Brian Miller)
Movie Titles: Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

🎭Thomas Dekker -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1987 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Backstrom, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Heroes
Movie Titles: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Kaboom

🎭MacKenzie Rosman -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1989
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Seventh Heaven (as Ruthie Camden)
Movie Titles: Nightcomer, Fading of the Cries, Beneath

🎵David Archuleta -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1990
Pop Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (runner-up)

Adrian Edward Simon -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1992
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Edie Brickell & Paul's son

🎭Nash Grier -- is 27 in the year 2024 and 28 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1997 N.S.
Actor, Comedian

Atherton Grace Johnson -- is 25 in the year 2024 and 26 in the year 2025; b.12/28/1999
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kelley and Don's daughter

🎭Larissa Manoela -- is 24 in the year 2024 and 25 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2000 N.S.
Actress, Brazilian

🎭Mary-Charles Jones -- is 23 in the year 2024 and 24 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2001 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Kevin Can Wait

🎭Maitreyi Ramakrishnan -- is 23 in the year 2024 and 24 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2001 N.S.
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Never Have I Ever (as Devi Vishwakumar)

🎭Miles Brown -- is 20 in the year 2024 and 21 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2004 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Black-ish (as Jack Johnson)
Movie Titles: Battlefield America, Two Bellmen

Charlie Tamara Tulip O'Connell -- is 16 in the year 2024 and 17 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2008
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Rebecca Romijn and Jerry's daughter

Dolly Rebecca Rose O'Connell -- is 16 in the year 2024 and 17 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2008
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Rebecca Romijn and Jerry's daughter

George Ivan Morrison III -- is 15 in the year 2024 and 16 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Gigi Lee and Van's son

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Faith Margaret Urban -- is 14 in the year 2024 and 15 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2010
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Nicole Kidman and Keith's daughter

Georgia Geraldine Dane -- is 13 in the year 2024 and 14 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2011
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Rebecca Gayheart and Eric's daughter

Livingston Alves McConaughey -- is 12 in the year 2024 and 13 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2012
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Camila Alves and Matthew's son

Indigo "Indy" Barretto Strong -- is 10 in the year 2024 and 11 in the year 2025; b.12/28/2014
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Alexandra Barreto and Rider's son

✍🎭Bob Perlow -- b.12/28/????
Comedy Writer, TV Host
TV Shows: People Do the Craziest Things

Woodrow Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1856 d.2/3/1924 (67)
Hall of Famer, President
Names/Places: b. in Staunton, Virginia; FN:Thomas; d. in his home in Washington
Misc: 28th U.S. President 1913-21

🏆🏁🏊Maria Johanna "Ma" Braun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1881 N.S. d.10/9/1956 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer (m), Olympic Athlete (m), Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Swimming Coach

Sir Arthur Eddington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1882 d.11/22/1944 (61)
Astronomer, Cosmologist, Mathematician, Physician, Astrophysicist, English

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Arthur Augustus Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1885 d.1/17/1964 (78)
Scientist, Ornithologist

🎭Charles Dingle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1887 N.S. d.1/19/1956 N.S. (68)
Actor, American

🎭F. W. Murnau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1888 d.3/11/1931 (42)
Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Friedrich W. Plumpe

🎨Martin Branner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1888 d.5/19/1970 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Winnie Winkle comic strip

🏆🏈Ed Healey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1894 d.12/9/1978 (83)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Rock Island Independents (1920-1922), Chicago Bears (1923-1927)

Jean MacArthur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1898 d.1/22/2000 (101)
Celebrity Spouse (x)
Names/Places: RN: Jean Marie Faircloth; Gen. Douglas MacArthur's wife

🏆⚾Theodore A. "Ted" Lyons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1900 d.7/25/1986 (85)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 2x AL wins leader; White Sox #16 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1923-1942, 1946, manager 1946-1948)

Mortimer Adler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1902 d.6/28/2001 (98)
Writer, Philosopher
Book Titles: Encyclopedia Brittanica

🎵🎷Earl "Fatha" Hines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1903 N.S. d.4/22/1983 N.S. (79)
Songwriter, Singer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Duquesne, PA
Misc: some say b. 1903; influenced generations of musicians with his innovative trumpet-style right-hand notes played atop strong octaves

🏆⚾Tommy Bridges -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1906 d.4/19/1968 (61)
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

✍🎭Quentin Crisp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1908 d.11/21/1999 (90)
Author, Actor, English, Gay
Names/Places: RN:Denis Pratt
Book Titles: The Naked Civil Servant

🎭Lew Ayres -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1908 d.12/30/1996 (88)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis; RN:Lewis Frederick Ayres III
Misc: veteran Hollywood actor
TV Shows: Lime Street, Young Dr. Kildare
Movie Titles: Dr. Kildare (in movies), All Quiet on the Western Front, Johnny Belinda

🎵Billy Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1909 d.10/17/1972 (62)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Charioteers (lead, 1930-50s)
Song Titles: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows

✍🎭Sam Levenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1911 d.8/27/1980 (68)
Author, Humorist, Panelist
TV Shows: Masquerade Party, Sam Levenson Show

🎭Lou Jacobi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1913 d.10/23/2009 (95)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Ivan the Terrible, Dean Martin Show (regular)
Movie Titles: Arthur, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask, Avalon

🎭Charles Maxwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1913 d.8/7/1993 (79)
Actor
TV Shows: Gilligan's Island (as a radio announcer)

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🎭Lee Bowman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1914 d.12/25/1979 (64)
TV/Movie Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Cincinnatti, OH
Misc: a B film actor of 1930-40s
TV Shows: Ellery Queen (star 1951-52), Masquerade Party

🎭Paul Godkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1914 d.6/7/1985 (70)
Choreographer

🎭Bernard Youens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1914 d.8/27/1984 (69)
Actor, British
TV Shows: Coronation Street

🎵Roebuck "Pops" Staples -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1914 N.S. d.12/19/2000 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Blues Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Staple Singers

🎭Noel Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1916 d.10/1/1999 (82)
Actor, English

🎭Len Wayland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.2/5/2001 (80)
Actor

🏆🏈Steve van Buren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.8/23/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: led Philadelphia to 2 NFL titles (1948-49); league's top rusher 4 times.
Sports Teams: The Philadelphia Eagles (1944-1951)

🏆🏁🏊James Edward "Doc" Counsilman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 N.S. d.1/4/2004 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach who coached Indiana men's swim team to 6 NCAA championships (1968-73); coached the 1964 and '76 U.S. men's Olympic teams that won a combined 21 of 24 gold medals (the Hoosiers' Mark Spitz won 7 in 1976); in 1979 became oldest person (59) to swim English Channel; retired in 1990 with dual meet record of 287-36-1.

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🎨⛪📰⚖🎭🎵Johnny Otis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1921 N.S. d.1/17/2012 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Sculptor, Preacher, Columnist, Politician, Actor, TV Host, Music Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Music Publisher, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraphonist, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA; RN:John Veliotes; NN:The Godfather of R&B
Misc: Talent Scout; Record co. owner; Rock 'n Roll Caravan of Stars founder/frontman
Group Names: The Johnny Otis Show
Song Titles: Willie and the Hand Jive

🎵Eddy Doorenbos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1921 d.3/25/2013 (91)
Singer, Guitarist, Pianist

🎨Stan Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1922 d.11/12/2018 N.S. (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: X-Men, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk

🎭Andrew Duggan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1923 N.S. d.5/15/1988 N.S. (64)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Twelve O'Clock High (as Brigadier Gen'l Ed Britt), Lancer (as Murdoch Lancer), The Winds of War, Rich Man Poor Man, Backstairs at the White House (as President Eisenhower)

🎭Pepper Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1923 d.4/6/1990 (66)
Comedian, Vaudevillan
TV Shows: Vega$ (as Manny the mechanic)

✍🎭🎵Hildegarde Neff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1925 d.2/1/2002 (76)
Author (m), Movie/Stage Actress, Musician, German
Names/Places: also spelled Hildgard Knef
Movie Titles: Touch of Class, Mozambique

🏆🏒Terry Sawchuk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1929 d.5/31/1970 (40)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian, Ukrainian
Misc: 103 career shutouts; played 1949-1970
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers

Maarten Schmidt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1929 N.S. d.9/17/2022 N.S. (92)
Astronomer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: whose identification of the wavelengths of the radiation emitted by quasars (quasi-stellar objects) led to the theory that they may be among the most distant, as well as the oldest, objects ever observed.

💰Owen Bieber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1929 N.S. d.2/17/2020 N.S. (90)
Leader
Misc: president of the United Auto Workers Union

🎵🎷Ed Thigpen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1930 d.1/13/2010 (79)
Jazz Drummer
Names/Places: Ben's son

🎭Martin Milner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1931 d.9/6/2015 N.S. (83)
Actor
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, Michigan
TV Shows: Stu Erwin Show, The Life of Riley (as Don Marshall), Route 66 (as Tod Stiles), Adam 12 (as Off. Pete Malloy), Swiss Family Robinson

🎭🎵Nichelle Nichols -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1932 N.S. d.7/31/2022 N.S. (89)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Misc: her name means freedom; some say b. 1933
TV Shows: Star Trek (as communications officer Lt. Cmdr. Uhura)

🏆🏒Harry Howell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1932 N.S. d.3/9/2019 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1952-1976
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Oakland Seals, Los Angeles Kings, New York Golden Blades, New Jersey Knights, San Diego Mariners, Calgary Cowboys

🎵Dorsey Burnette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1932 d.8/19/1979 (46)
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN; Billy's dad, Johnny's bro

Charles Portis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1933 N.S. d.2/17/2020 N.S. (86)
Novelist
Book Titles: Norwood, True Grit

📰Jack (Newsperson) Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1933 N.S. d.8/19/2019 N.S. (85)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Commentator
TV Shows: NBC News

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Herb Gardner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1934 d.9/24/2003 (68)
Author

🎵🎷Young Jessie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1936 N.S. d.4/27/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

🏆🏁Jack Ingram -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1936 N.S. d.6/25/2021 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: the Iron Man in racing circles; NASCAR Busch Series; 31 race wins

🏆🎾Eugene Lytton Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1937 d.3/20/2006 (68)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Charles Neville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1938 N.S. d.4/26/2018 N.S. (79)
Flutist, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Misc: some say b. 1938
Group Names: The Neville Brothers

✍📰🎵🎷Dick Sudhalter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1938 d.9/19/2008 (69)
Critic, Journalist, Scholar, Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: multi-instrumentalist

🎭Gloria Manon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1939 N.S. d.11/12/2018 N.S. (78)
Actress

🎵George "Smitty" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1939 N.S. d.12/16/1970 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Manhattans

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✍🎵Charles "Chas" Hodges -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1943 N.S. d.9/22/2018 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, Songwriter, Bassist, Pianist, Novelty Singer, Pop Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Chas & Dave

Johnny Isakson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1944 N.S. d.12/19/2021 N.S. (76)
Senator

🏆🏌Hubert "Hubie" Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1946 N.S. d.6/19/2018 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Birmingham, Ala.

Tim Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1946 N.S. d.5/9/2022 N.S. (75)
Senator

🏆⚾Aurelio Rodríguez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1947 N.S. d.9/23/2000 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, Mexican
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: California Angels (1967-1970), Washington Senators (1970), Detroit Tigers (1971-1979), San Diego Padres (1980), New York Yankees (1980-1981), Chicago White Sox (1982), Baltimore Orioles (1983), Chicago White Sox (1983)

🎵Mary Weiss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1948 N.S. d.1/19/2024 N.S. (75)
Pop Singer
Group Names: Shangri-Las

🎵Alex Chilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1950 d.3/17/2010 (59)
Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Guitarist, Harmonicaist
Group Names: The Box Tops (lead), Big Star

🎵Louis McCall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1951 d.6/25/1997 (45)
Drummer
Group Names: ConFunkShun

Liu Xiaobo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1955 N.S. d.7/13/2017 N.S. (61)
Political Activist, Chinese

🎵Joe Diffie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1958 N.S. d.3/29/2020 N.S. (61)
Country Singer/Guitarist

🎵Michel Petrucciani -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1962 d.1/6/1999 (36)
Composer, Pianist, French

🏆🏒Guy Leveque -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1972 d.9/27/2005 N.S. (32)
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Cedric Benson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1982 N.S. d.8/17/2019 N.S. (36)
NFL Runningback

⚛⛪Francesco M. Grimaldi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1618 N.S. d.12/28/1663 N.S. (45)
Mathematician, Physicist, Priest, Italian
Misc: Light defraction

👑Queen Mary II Of Great Britian -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1662 J-LD d.12/28/1694 J-LD (32)
Queen, British
Names/Places: William III's wife

Pierre Bayle -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1647 N.S. d.12/28/1706 N.S. (59)
Critic, Philosopher, French

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🏆🥊Bill Richmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1763 d.12/28/1829 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the first American to win distinction as a boxer

✍📰⚖Thomas Babington Macaulay -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1800 d.12/28/1859 (59)
Essayist, Historian, Statesman, English

💰James G. Fair -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1831 d.12/28/1894 (63)
Financier, Irish

Justin Morrill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1810 d.12/28/1898 (88)
Senator
Names/Places: NN:The Father of the Senate

🎨⚛Alexander Gustave Eiffel -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1832 d.12/28/1923 (91)
Architect, Engineer, French
Misc: builder of the Paris tower that bears his name and engineer of the Statue of Liberty.

🏆🎾Malcolm Whitman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1877 d.12/28/1932 (55)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1898

🎨Robert Vonnoh -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1858 d.12/28/1933 (75)
Painter, Landscaper, Portraitist

🎭Lowell Sherman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1885 d.12/28/1934 (49)
Actor, Director

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Clarence Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1874 d.12/28/1935 (61)
Essayist, Humorist
Book Titles: Life With Father

🎵Maurice Joseph Ravel -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1875 d.12/28/1937 (62)
Composer, French
Names/Places: b. in Cibourne; d. in Paris
Song Titles: Bolero

🎭Florence Lawrence -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1886 or 1/1/1890 d.12/28/1938 (52)
Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Biograph Girl
Misc: the movies' first star; no source agrees on date of birth

Theodore Dreiser -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1871 d.12/28/1945 (74)
Novelist
Book Titles: An American Tragedy, Sister Carrie

🎵Carrie Jacobs Bond -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1862 d.12/28/1946 (84)
Composer

✍🎵Brian Hooker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1880 d.12/28/1946 (66)
Dramatist/Playwright (x)(m), Librettist

✍📰Hervey Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1888 d.12/28/1949 (61)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Biographer

🎨Max Beckman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1884 N.S. d.12/28/1950 N.S. (66)
Painter, German

🏆🏁🏊Louis Handley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1874 N.S. d.12/28/1956 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1872 N.S. d.12/28/1961 N.S. (89)
First Lady
Names/Places: Woodrow's wife #2

🎵Max Steiner -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1888 N.S. d.12/28/1971 N.S. (83)
Conductor/Composer, Austrian
Movie Titles: Gone With The Wind, Casablanca

🏆🏈William Roy Lyman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1898 d.12/28/1972 (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN:Link
Misc: 4x NFL champion
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (1922-1923, 1925), Cleveland Bulldogs (1924), Frankford Yellow Jackets (1925), Chicago Bears (1926-1934)

🎭Paul Dixon -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1918 d.12/28/1974 (56)
TV Talk Show Host

🎵Freddie King -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1934 d.12/28/1976 (42)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RLN:Christian
Misc: d. Dec 18? d. Dec 27?

✍📰Heloise I -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1919 d.12/28/1977 (58)
Author (m), Journalist
Names/Places: MLN:Bowles Reese
Misc: some say b. May 4
Book Titles: Hints from Heloise

🎨Harry Winston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1896 d.12/28/1978 (82)
Jewelry Designer

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🎭William Demarest -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1892 d.12/28/1983 (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan
TV Shows: Love & Marriage, Tales of Wells Fargo (as Jeb), My Three Sons (as Uncle Charley O'Casey)
Movie Titles: The Jazz Singer (1927)

🎵Dennis Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1944 d.12/28/1983 (39)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Keyboardist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hawthorne, CA
Group Names: The Beach Boys

🏆🏌Jimmy Demaret -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1910 d.12/28/1983 (73)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the U.S. Open.

✍🎭Sam Peckinpah -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1925 d.12/28/1984 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter (x)(m), Movie Director
Names/Places: FN:David Samuel

🎵Eddie "Bongo" Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1932 N.S. d.12/28/1984 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Congaist

🎵Benny Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1907 d.12/28/1985 (78)
Trombonist
Misc: worked with Chick Webb, Don Redman, Count Basie, and others

John D. MacDonald -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1916 d.12/28/1986 (70)
Novelist, Mystery Writer
Misc: created Travis McGee

🎵Edward Kleban -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1939 d.12/28/1987 (48)
Lyricist
Misc: A Chorus Line

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🎭Kiel Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1944 d.12/28/1990 (46)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Hill Street Blues (as Det. Johnny (J.D.) LaRue)

🎭Cassandra Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1948 d.12/28/1991 (43)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Australian
Names/Places: Pierce Brosnan's wife
TV Shows: Remington Steele (occ)

🏆⚾Sal "The Barber" Maglie -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1917 N.S. d.12/28/1992 N.S. (75)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: gave "close shaves" to the hitters
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers

🎭Howard Caine -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1928 d.12/28/1993 (65)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: some say b. 1926 or b. Feb 2 1928
TV Shows: The Californians, Hogan's Heroes (as Major Hochstedder)

✍📰William L. Shirer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1904 d.12/28/1993 (89)
Author, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Historian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Book Titles: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

🎭Harry Monty -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1904 d.12/28/1999 (95)
Actor
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (one of the original Munchkins)

🎭🏆Clayton Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 d.12/28/1999 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Model
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. 1908
TV Shows: The Lone Ranger (star)

William Xavier Kienzle -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1928 d.12/28/2001 (73)
Novelist, Crime Writer
Misc: priest turned crime novelist
Book Titles: The Rosary Murders

🎵Meri Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1949 d.12/28/2002 (53)
Novelty Singer
Names/Places: LN: Edgemon
Song Titles: Telephone Man, Peter the Meter Reader

🎭Helen Kleeb -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1907 d.12/28/2003 (96)
Actress
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Mamie Baldwin)

✍🎭Susan Sontag -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1933 d.12/28/2004 (71)
Author (m), Novelist, Critic (m), Movie Producer/Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in New York City

🎭🎵Jerry Orbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1935 d.12/28/2004 (69)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Beauty & the Beast (as Lumiere), Law & Order (as Det. Lennie Briscoe)

🎵🎷Billy Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1921 d.12/28/2010 (89)
Educator, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Misc: a jazz leading figure
TV Shows: David Frost Show

🏆⚾Don Mueller -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1927 d.12/28/2011 (84)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Mandrake the Magician

🎭🎵Kaye Stevens -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1932 d.12/28/2011 (79)
Actress, Singer

🎭Jon Finch -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1941 d.12/28/2012 (71)
Movie Actor, English

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🎭Joseph Ruskin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1924 d.12/28/2013 (89)
Actor

🎵🎸Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1945 d.12/28/2015 N.S. (70)
Songwriter, Bassist, Guitarist, Heavy Metal Singer, British
Names/Places: RN:Ian Kilminster
Group Names: Motorhead

🎵🎸John Bradbury -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1953 d.12/28/2015 N.S. (62)
Music Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Alternative Rock Drummer, English
Group Names: The Special A.K.A.

⛪🎭🎵🏆Debbie Reynolds -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1932 d.12/28/2016 N.S. (84)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in El Paso, Tx.; RFMN:Mary Frances; Eddie Fisher's ex-
TV Shows: The Debbie Reynolds Show (as Debbie Thompson), Aloha Paradise
Movie Titles: Mother, In & Out, Singin' in the Rain, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Charlotte's Web

🎭🎵Rose Marie -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1923 d.12/28/2017 N.S. (94)
Actress, Radio Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:Baby Rose Marie; LN:Mazetta
Misc: likely born in 1923
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Sally Rogers), The Doris Day Show (as Myrna), Hollywood Squares

Sue Grafton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1940 d.12/28/2017 N.S. (77)
Novelist
Book Titles: "A" Is for Alibi (1982), "B" Is for Burglar (1985), "C" Is for Corpse (1986), "D" Is for Deadbeat (1987), "E" Is for Evidence (1988), "F" Is for Fugitive (1989), "G" Is for Gumshoe (1990), "H" Is for Homicide (1991), "I" Is for Innocent (1992), "J" Is for Judgment (1993), "K" Is for Killer (1994), "L" Is for Lawless (1995), "M" Is for Malice (1996), "N" Is for Noose (1998), "O" Is for Outlaw (1999), "P" Is for Peril (2001), "Q" Is for Quarry (2002), "R" Is for Ricochet (2004), "S" Is for Silence (2005), "T" Is for Trespass (2007), "U" Is for Undertow (2009), "V" Is for Vengeance (2011), "W" Is for Wasted (2013), "X" (2015), "Y" Is for Yesterday (2017), "Z" Is for (sadly will never be released)

🎵Christine McGuire -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1926 N.S. d.12/28/2018 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The McGuire Sisters
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Friends

📰Fred Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1931 N.S. d.12/28/2019 N.S. (88)
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: CBS News, Court TV

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🎭🏆🏈John (Football) Madden -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1936 N.S. d.12/28/2021 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Coach
Names/Places: b. in Austin, MN
Misc: Miller Lite Commercials; was a CBS, Fox then NBC Fox Sports analyst who draws lines on your TV screen; Ace Hardware spokesman; won 112 games and a Super Bowl (1976 season) as coach of Oakland Raiders; won 9 Emmy Awards as television analyst with CBS; he and partner Pat Summerall moved over to Fox in 1994 after CBS lost NFL rights; signed 4-year, $32 million deal with Fox on Jan. 24--a richer contract than any NFL player.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (coach 1967-1978)

🎵Black Stalin -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1941 N.S. d.12/28/2022 N.S. (81)
Singer, Calypso Performer, Trinidad And Tobago

🎵Michael Gibbons -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/29/1953 or 12/28/1956 d.4/??/2016 N.S. (71)
Trumpeter, Pop Singer
Misc: likely b. Dec 28
Group Names: Bo Donaldson & Heywoods

U.S. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1968, ✪ “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “'03 Bonnie And Clyde” by Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé Knowles peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Alive And Kicking” by Simple Minds peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “American Boys” by Petula Clark peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Angie Baby” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Bad Girl” by Neil Sedaka peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Begging To You” by Marty Robbins peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Bring It On Home To Me” by Eddie Floyd peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Burn” by Ellie Goulding peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Can I Get A Witness?” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Carolina” by Parmalee peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Christmas Dream” by Perry Como peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Come Dance With Me” by Jay And The Americans peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Dance To The Bop” by Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps peaked at number 43 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1940, “Down Argentina Way” by Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Featuring Bonnie King peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Drip Drop” by Dion peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Emergency” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1940, “Ferryboat Serenade (La Piccinina)” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1940, “Five O'Clock Whistle” by Ella Fitzgerald peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Funky President” by James Brown peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Futsal Shuffle 2020” by Lil Uzi Vert peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Here Comes The Boy” by Tracey Dey peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Hootenanny Saturday Night” by The Brothers Four peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Miss You” by Klymaxx peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “I'll Search My Heart” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love Me” by Bobby Vee peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Isn't It Lonely Together” by O.C. Smith peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Ivy Rose” by Perry Como peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Liechtenstein Polka” by Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Liechtensteiner Polka” by Will Glahe And His Orchestra peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Love Is The Seventh Wave” by Sting peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Love Machine” by O'Kaysions peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Morning Desire” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Ms. Grace” by The Tymes peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Never Love A Robin” by Bobby Vee peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “One Tear” by Eddie Kendricks peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Party All The Time” by Eddie Murphy peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “People” by The Tymes peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” by The Lettermen peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Reach Out” by Merrilee Rush And The Turnabouts peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Release Me” by Johnny Adams peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Rock And Roll Music” by Chuck Berry peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Roxanne” by Arizona Zervas peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Say Something” by A Great Big World And Christina Aguilera peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Season Of The Witch” by Vanilla Fudge peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “She Hates Me” by Puddle Of Mudd peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “She'll Leave You With A Smile” by George Strait peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Since I Fell For You” by Lenny Welch peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Small Town” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1940, “Star Dust” by Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Frank Sinatra And The Pied Pipers peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Stay Close To Me” by Five Stairsteps peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Stewball” by Peter, Paul And Mary peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Stormy” by Classics IV peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “That's How It Is (It's Like That)” by Redman peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “The Boy Next Door” by The Secrets peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “The Girl Most Likely” by Jeannie C. Riley peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “The Impossible Happened” by Little Peggy March peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “The Joker (That's What They Call Me)” by The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1946, “The Old Lamplighter” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring Michael Douglas peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “The Twelfth Of Never” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Thugz Mansion” by Tupac Featuring NAS And J. Phoenix peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Tit For Tat” by James Brown peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Vance” by Roger Miller peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “White Houses” by Eric Burdon And The Animals peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “White Walls” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring ScHoolboy Q And Hollis peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Without Love” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “You Bug Me, Baby” by Larry Williams peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1968, ✪ “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 58 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Ain't Too Proud To Beg” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “American Boys” by Petula Clark peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1957, “At The Hop” by Danny And The Juniors peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)” by Love And Rockets peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Close My Eyes” by Paul Janz peaked at number 94 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Come On, React” by The Fireballs peaked at number 40 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Confident” by Justin Bieber Featuring Chance The Rapper peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Dance At St. Francis” by Barracuda peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Dance Gypsy Dance” by Fludd peaked at number 58 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Dangerous” by Loverboy peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Don't Cry My Love” by The Impressions peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Dream On” by The Righteous Brothers peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Fairytale” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Futsal Shuffle 2020” by Lil Uzi Vert peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Going Up The Country” by Canned Heat peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Heavy Fallin' Out” by The Stylistics peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “I Can't Turn You Loose” by Chambers Brothers peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Feel A Song (In My Heart)” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I May Never See You” by Gary And Dave peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “I Walk Alone” by Marty Robbins peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'll Be Your Everything” by Percy Sledge peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's Only Love” by Bryan Adams And Tina Turner peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Just A Motion Away” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Love Is The Seventh Wave” by Sting peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Nightmare” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Out For A Rip” by Shark Tank peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “People” by The Tymes peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Promised Land” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Roxanne” by Arizona Zervas peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Satisfaction Guaranteed” by Alyssa Reid peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Sex As A Weapon” by Pat Benatar peaked at number 30 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Small Town” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Someday” by Dave Loggins peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Stay The Night” by Zedd Featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1957, “That's Why I Was Born” by Janice Harper peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Big Money” by Rush peaked at number 52 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Heartbreak Kid” by Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “They Don't Make Love Like They Used To” by Eddy Arnold peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Till” by Roger Williams peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Who's Zoomin' Who” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Wild Is The Wind” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Without Love” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1968, “You Got Me” by Mandala peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1963, ✪ “All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle” by Dora Bryan peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, ✪ “Hokey Cokey” by Black Lace peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “I Love Sausage Rolls” by Ladbaby peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, ✪ “Oh Blimey It's Christmas” by Frank Sidebottom peaked at number 87 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1968, ✪ “Sabre Dance” by Love Sculpture peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “2 Become 1” by Spice Girls peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter / Silent Night” by Simon And Garfunkel peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “A Minute Of Your Time” by Tom Jones peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Abide With Me” by Inspirational Choir peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “After The Love Has Gone” by Princess peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Another Blooming Christmas” by Mel Smith peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Atlantis” by Donovan peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Audacity” by Stormzy Featuring Headie One peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Because” by Julian Lennon peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Blow Up The Outside World” by Soundgarden peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Colour Of Love” by Snap! peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Counting Sheep” by Airhead peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Dominique” by The Singing Nun peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Don't Cry For Me Argentina” by Madonna peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Don't Cry For Me Argentina” by The Mike Flowers Pops peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Don't Stop” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Easier Said Than Done” by Jon Anderson peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Find The Time” by Quadrophonia peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “For You” by Snowy White peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “From Russia With Love” by John Barry peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Hardcore EP” by Hypnotist peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Home For Christmas Day” by Red Car And The Blue Car peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “I Can Make It Better” by Luther Vandross peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “I Think We're Alone Now” by Pascal Featuring Karen Parry peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” by Big Reunion Cast 2013 peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “I'll Be Home This Christmas” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “In The Meantime” by Spacehog peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Jack O'Diamonds” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Kansas City” by Trini Lopez peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Lessons” by Stormzy peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Let's Have A Ball” by Winifred Atwell peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Martika's Kitchen” by Martika peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “My Special Agent” by Malcolm Vaughan peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Obsession” by Army Of Lovers peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Sacred Trust / After You're Gone” by One True Voice peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Scorpio Rising” by Death In Vegas / Liam Gallagher peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Skyscraper” by Sam Bailey peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Snowbound For Christmas” by Dickie Valentine peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Sound Of The Underground” by Girls Aloud peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Thank You Very Much Mr. Eastwood” by Dermot Morgan peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “The Complete Dominator” by Human Resource peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Walking In The Air” by Aled Jones peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Walking In The Air” by Digital Dream Baby peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “What's Your Name?” by Zinno peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Yesterday Has Gone” by P.J. Proby And Marc Almond peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Yesterday's Gone” by Chad (Stuart) And Jeremy (Clyde) peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2002, “You're A Superstar” by Love Inc. peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1968, “Abraham, Martin And John” by Dion peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Adore You” by Harry Styles peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1968, “All Along The Watchtower” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Born With A Smile On My Face / Woman's Intuition” by Stephanie de Sykes / Stephanie de Sykes And Rain peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Diana” by Paul Anka peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Falling” by Harry Styles peaked at number 35 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Feel” by Robbie Williams peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Hootenany Hoot” by Sheb Wooley peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Longfellow Serenade / Rosemary's Wine” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Misunderstood” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 33 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Now!” by Lena Horne peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Own It” by Stormzy Featuring Ed Sheeran And Burna Boy peaked at number 40 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Bitch Is Back / Cold Highway” by Elton John peaked at number 53 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Warrior” by Havana Brown peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2019, “Adore You” by Harry Styles peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Falling” by Harry Styles peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2013, “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Old School Love” by Lupe Fiasco Featuring Ed Sheeran peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Rude” by Magic! peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1968, ✪ “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl peaked at number 74 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, ✪ “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Don't Speak” by No Doubt peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Driving Home For Christmas” by Chris Rea peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Easier Said Than Done” by Jon Anderson peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” by Fatboy Slim Featuring Riva Starr And Beardyman peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Face The Face” by Pete Townshend peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Gelukkig zijn” by Dennie Christian And Mieke peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Going Up The Country” by Canned Heat peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Good To Go” by Flamman And Abraxas Featuring MC Remsy peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Hit That Perfect Beat” by Bronski Beat peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “I Feel You” by Peter André peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Last Christmas” by Wham! peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Met Kerstmis hoor je blij te zijn” by Danny de Munk peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Morgen ben ik thuis” by André Hazes peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1968, “See Saw” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1968, “Send Me A Postcard” by Shocking Blue peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Shoes Of Lightning” by Racoon peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Stairway To Heaven” by FAR Corporation peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Tsunami” by DVBBS And Borgeous peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Verliefd zijn” by Guus Meeuwis And Vagant peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Waarom” by Bonnie And José met Ron Brandsteder peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Who Wants To Live Forever” by Dúné peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, ✪ “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio peaked at number 40 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 25 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Calling Your Name” by E-Type peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Hey Ho” by Freddy Kalas peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “I Ain't Mad At Cha” by Tupac Featuring Danny Boy peaked at number 35 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “It's All Coming Back To Me Now” by Céline Dion peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Jag finns kvar” by The Poets peaked at number 27 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Jag kommer hem igen till Jul” by Peter Jöback peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Jul i smurfskogen” by Smurfarna peaked at number 49 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Ringaren i Notre Dame” by Disney's Musiksaga peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Snoop's Upside Ya Head” by Snoop Dogg (as Snoop Doggy Dogg) Featuring Charlie Wilson peaked at number 39 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Tapetklister” by Jumper peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2013, ✪ “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Doris Day With The Sportsmen peaked at number 169 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2013, ✪ “I Saw My Mummy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Platters peaked at number 162 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2002, ✪ “Paris Latino” by Star Academy 2 peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2013, ✪ “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra peaked at number 92 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Bernard et Bianca” by Anne peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Beyond The Invisible” by Enigma peaked at number 32 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2013, “C B Robo” by The Black Soft peaked at number 25 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Flute” by New World Sound Featuring Thomas Newson peaked at number 10 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Gasolina” by Hamza Featuring Gambi peaked at number 27 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2019, “God Bless” by Hamza Featuring Damso peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2002, “I'm Gonna Getcha Good!” by Shania Twain peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “If You Ever” by East 17 Featuring Gabrielle peaked at number 19 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “L'alphabet en chantant” by Chantal Goya peaked at number 19 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2002, “La chanson con” by Jean-Pascal peaked at number 17 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “La chanson de Zorro” by Douchka peaked at number 16 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “No Woman, No Cry” by Fugees peaked at number 12 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Petit Papa Noël” by Tino Rossi peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Petite Marie” by Francis Cabrel peaked at number 5 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Say You'll Be There” by Spice Girls peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2019, ✪ “Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)” by Band Aid 30 peaked at number 26 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1996, ✪ “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio peaked at number 16 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Don't Speak” by No Doubt peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Himmel på jord” by Kurt Nilsen And KORK peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Kurt Nilsen And KORK peaked at number 19 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Nå tennes tusen julelys” by Kurt Nilsen And KORK peaked at number 24 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Stjernesludd” by Kurt Nilsen And KORK peaked at number 21 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2019, ✪ “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5 peaked at number 100 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande Featuring Liz Gillies peaked at number 77 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra peaked at number 94 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 56 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “F**king Beautiful” by Judith Van Hel peaked at number 21 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John And Yoko And The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 22 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “How I Feel” by Flo Rida peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's Only Love” by Bryan Adams And Tina Turner peaked at number 16 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 16 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Lieder” by Adel Tawil peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Mit dir” by Loredana peaked at number 20 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Simple Man” by Andreas Kümmert peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “That's What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick And Friends peaked at number 11 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “The Singer” by Chris Schummert peaked at number 17 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Timber” by Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry peaked at number 27 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

Italy Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2002, “Feel” by Robbie Williams peaked at number 1 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2013, “I'm Your Sacrifice” by Ozark Henry peaked at number 10 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Last Christmas” by Wham! peaked at number 5 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2002, “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne peaked at number 8 on the Italy pop singles chart.

Finland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2019, “Tip tap” by Elastinen peaked at number 7 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Tsunami” by DVBBS And Borgeous peaked at number 9 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Tulkoon joulu” by Marco Hietala, Tony Kakko, Jarkko Ahola, Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto, Antti Railio, Ari Koivunen, Pasi Rantanen, Tommi Salmela, Ville Tuomi, Antony Parviainen, Kimmo Blom, Ilja Jalkanen And Elize Ryd peaked at number 20 on the Finland pop singles chart.

Spain Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2019, “+” by Aitana + Cali y El Dandee peaked at number 2 on the Spain pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Fuera de mi mente” by Lérica And Juan Magán peaked at number 20 on the Spain pop singles chart.

Denmark Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2013, “Do What U Want” by Lady Gaga Featuring R. Kelly peaked at number 5 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2013, “Ejer det” by Kato Featuring Specktors And Djämes Braun peaked at number 4 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2013, “I en stjerneregn af sne” by Mads Langer peaked at number 1 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2013, “In Your Arms” by Envy [NO] peaked at number 12 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2002, “It's Just Porn Mum” by Trucks peaked at number 13 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Jul på Vesterbro” by Jul på Vesterbro peaked at number 12 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2019, “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Mel And Kim [Mel Smith And Kim Wilde] peaked at number 16 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

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In 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. (Neptune wasnʹt officially discovered until 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle.)

In 1732, Benjamin Franklin, using the pen Richard Saunders, first advertised his “Poor Richardʹs Almamac” in the Pennsylvania Gazette. He continued to produce the almanac for another 26 years.

In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Andrew Jackson.

In 1836, Spain recognized the independence of Mexico.

In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union. The Hawkeye Stateʹs official flower is the wild rose, and the state bird is the eastern goldfinch.

In 1869, William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patented chewing gum, made of “the combination of rubber with other articles adapted to the formation of an acceptable chewing gum”. The question “Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Its Flavor On The Bed Post Overnight?” Willy Wonka comments “Chewing gum is really gross. Chewing gum I hate the most.”

In 1895, The Lumiere brothers Antoine and Louis unveiled their Cinematographe in the basement of the Grand Cafe in Paris. Only 33 people paid to see it.

In 1902, The first World Series of pro football, actually a five-team tournament, was played among a team made up of players from both the Athletics and the Phillies, but simply named New York; the New York Knickerbockers; the Syracuse AC; the Warlow AC; and the Orange (New Jersey) AC at New Yorkʹs original Madison Square Garden. New York and Syracuse played the first indoor football game before 3,000. Syracuse, with Glen (Pop) Warner at guard, won 6-0 and went on to win the tournament.

In 1912, San Franciscoʹs Municipal Railway began operations with Mayor James Rolph Jr. at the controls of Streetcar Number One as 50,000 spectators looked on.

In 1917, The New York Evening Mail published “A Neglected Anniversary,” a facetious essay by H.L. Mencken supposedly recounting the history of bathtubs in America, starting with the “first” one in Cincinnati in 1842. Among the spoofʹs other straight-faced claims: that Millard Fillmore was the first president to have a bathtub installed in the White House. (Mencken was astonished when people took his “tissue of absurdities” seriously.)

In 1941, Heavyweight boxer Joe Louis was named fighter of the year for the fourth time.

In 1945, The U.S. Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States.

In 1947, Bolstered by Elmer Angsmanʹs two 70-yard touchdowns and Charlie Trippiʹs 44-yard TD run and 75-yard punt return, the Chicago Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 for the NFL title on a frozen Comiskey Park field.

In 1950, “College Of Musical Knowledge”, TV Game Show, also '54; by Kay Kyser; last aired on NBC.

In 1952, Doak Walkerʹs 67-yard third-quarter touchdown run leads the Detroit Lions to a 17-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns for the NFL championship.

In 1956, After five years on television, the last “Ding Dong School” was seen on NBC-TV. Miss Frances (Doctor Frances Horwich) rang the bell for one last time this day.

In 1957, On the cover of TV Guide: “Ricky Nelson” (the cover story 'What makes Ricky tick' noted he had more than 2700 fan clubs). Other articles: Eve Arden Show, Howdy Doody

In 1958, Born on this day in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was Joe Diffie, country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. Diffie has scored five #1 singles: "Home", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Third Rock from the Sun", "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than the Beatles". He's also co-wrotten singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina, as well as recording with Mary Chapin Carpenter and George Jones. He died on March 29 2020 from complications of COVID-19.

In 1958, R.C., “The Little Drummer Boy” by Harry Simeone Chorale peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart. It also recharted then next four years.

In 1958, The Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in overtime to win the NFL championship at Yankee Stadium. Quarterback Johnny Unitas takes the Colts 80 yards in 13 plays, the last a one-yard carry by Alan Ameche at 8:15 of sudden death overtime. The regulation game ends 17-17 when Baltimoreʹs Steve Myhra kicks a 20-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the game. The game is widely known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” With a national television audience watching, this game is believed to have made the NFL a challenger to baseball as the national pastime.

In 1959, R.C., “Do-Re-Mi” by Anita Bryant peaked at #94 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Do-Re-Mi” by Mitch Miller Orchestra peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Donʹt Be Late)” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #41 on the pop singles chart. It would be another 60 years before another holiday would top the charts when “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey reaches the pole position near the end of 2019; furthermore, it took 25 years since its initial single release in 1994 to reach the top.

In 1959, R.C., “The Happy Reindeer” by Dancer, Prancer, and Nervous peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “The Little Drummer Boy” by Harry Simeone Chorale reentered the chart and peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “The Little Drummer Boy” by Johnny Cash peaked at #63 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Uh! Oh! Part 2” by The Nutty Squirrels peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, On the cover of TV Guide: “Patty Duke of The Patty Duke Show”. Other Articles: Lassie, Ing. Stevens, Joey Bishop

In 1963, “Surfin' Bird” by Trashmen entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1964, Daytime soap opera A Flame in the Wind premiered on ABC. Producer Joseph Hardy, whose creative efforts helped turn Love of Life into one of the top-ranking daytime dramas, changed things up for the new series. A Flame in the Wind was renamed A Time For Us in 1965, but ABC canceled it the following year. The final episode aired on December 16, 1966.

In 1967, David Bowie made his debut with the Lindsay Kemp mime troupe in “Pierrot In Turquoise” at the Oxford New Theatre.

In 1968, On the charts, the album titled “The Beatles” (called “The White Album” by most fans) was number one in the U.S.; it was the Beatlesʹ first album on their own Apple label and remained at number one for nine weeks.

In 1968, On the cover of TV Guide: “Doris Day”. Other Articles: Michael Caine, Barbara Anderson

In 1968, R.C., “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, R.C., “I Put A Spell On You” by Credence Clearwater Revival peaked at #58 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, R.C., “Season Of The Witch” by Vanilla Fudge peaked at #65 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, R.C., “White Houses” by Eric Burton and The Animals peaked at #67 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, The cartoon “Birdman” last airs on NBC, giving him time to both study for his law degree and change his name from “Ray Randall” to “Harvey.”

In 1968, The Doorsʹ “Touch Me” was released.

In 1968, The Miami Festival, the first big rock festival held on the east coast, gets under way in Hallendale, Florida. Tickets go for six and seven dollars and 100,000 people show-up at the three day event. Those appearing include The Grateful Dead, Steppenwolf, Jose Feliciano, Procul Harem, Three Dog Night, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, the Turtles and Canned Heat.

In 1968, “Super President and Spy Shadow”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1969, Neil Simonʹs “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” premieres in New York City.

In 1971, On The Doctors, Carolee Simpson (Carolee Campbell) and Steve Aldrich (David O'Brien) enjoyed their new baby, Stephanie.

In 1973, “Photograph” single by Ringo Starr was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, “Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath” album by Black Sabbath was released

In 1973, “Sundown” album by Gordon Lightfoot was released

In 1974, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Performing: ASHFORD and SIMPSON (a medley of songs they wrote), JIM STAFFORD, DAVE MASON

In 1974, R.C., “Funky President (People Itʹs Bad)” by James Brown peaked at #44 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, For 59 minutes, 36 seconds, Tom Landryʹs Dallas Cowboys had been outplaying Bud Grantʹs Minnesota Vikings. Yet all they had to show for it in this NFC divisional playoff game was a 14-10 deficit. With 24 seconds left, the Cowboys had more than half a field of tundra to negotiate. The Hail Mary, a play that succeeds about as often as its name implies, looked like the only salvation for quarterback Roger Staubach and his team. The ball was snapped. Tackle Rayfield Wright drove Carl Eller, whoʹd been in the Dallas backfield all day, to the outskirts of Bloomington. Given ample time, Staubach launched. Downfield, acrobatic receiver Drew Pearson was double-covered by Terry Brown and Nate Wright. Suddenly, Brown melted away. The pass was underthrown. Pearson slowed and reached back, arms outstretched like a supplicant. Wright slipped, the ball dropped into Pearsonʹs arms and nestled against his hip as he side-stepped into the end zone for the winning score. Grant called it offensive interference. Landry called it a miracle.

In 1975, On Another World, Gil McGowan (Dolph Sweet) gave a toast as he, Ada (Constance Ford), Nancy (Danielle Jean Burns), Mac (Douglass Watson), Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) and Jamie (Robert Doran) enjoyed a turkey dinner for Christmas. "To Mac and Rachel and the little one who'll be with us next Christmas," Gil said as he raised his glass. Rachel lost the baby two months later.

In 1976, 14-year-old Genie Francis joined the soap “General Hospital” as Laura Vining. Her first scenes would be seen the following February 8. Luke wouldnʹt be on for a couple of years, yet somehow, history would be made between them going into the next decade.

In 1976, Bluesman Freddie King died in Dallas at age 42. He was a major influence on British rockers like Eric Clapton.

In 1976, “Tony Orlando And Dawn”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS. It bombed against ABCʹs powerful Happy Days/Laverne and Shirley duo.

In 1977, “News Of The World” album by Queen was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1977, “Running On Empty” album by Jackson Browne was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, Jane Badler debuted as Melinda Cramer on One Life to Live.

In 1979, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts: COMMODORES (“SAIL ON”, “STILL”), ABBA, CAPTAIN and TENILLE (“DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME”, “YOU NEVER DONE IT LIKE THAT”)

In 1980, HOT NEW ALBUM “HI INFIDELITY” from REO SPEEDWAGON includes “KEEP ON LOVING YOU” and “TAKE IT ON THE RUN”

In 1981, The United Statesʹ first test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, was born in a Norfolk, Virginia, hospital.

In 1983, Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowned while taking a dip in the Pacific Ocean from his boat moored in Marina Del Rey, California. He was supposedly somewhat incapacitated by alcohol at the time. Oddly enough, he was the only authentic surfer in the band. Dennis was 39.

In 1983, The “Making Michael Jacksonʹs 'Thriller”' video was certified gold AND platinum. It was the first music video to reach either sales plateau. After that, there was also the release of “The Making of 'The Making of Michael Jacksonʹs Thriller'”, followed by “The Making of The Making of 'The Making of Michael Jacksonʹs Thriller'” and so forth and so on (joke).

In 1983, Tracy Ullman married Allan McKeown.

In 1984, Having drifted close enough to it, the citizens of Monticello finally find “The Edge Of Night.” ABC (which acquired it from CBS in 1975 when that network canceled the series) is happy to be rid of the show which, after 28 years on the air, suffered from declining clearances from its affiliates and had become too darned expensive for sponsors Proctor and Gamble to produce.

In 1984, On Another World, Cass Winthrop (Stephen Schnetzer), dressed as Krystal Lake, went to Tallboys to spy on Kathleen McKinnnon (Julie Osburn) and Tony the Tuna (George Pentecost).

In 1985, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Crazy Like a Fox”. Other Articles: Father Knows Best, Growing Pains

In 1985, R.C., “Alive and Kicking” by Simple Minds peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Emergency” by Kool and The Gang peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Love Is The Seventh Wave” by Sting peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Merry Xmas Everyone” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Party All The Time” by Eddie Murphy peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Small Town” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, CBS attempts to bring back the Old West by transporting it to the new West with the odd time-travel Western, “Outlaws.” Rod Taylor stars with Richard “Shaft” Roundtree.

In 1989, A few seconds of David Tanny was heard on the radio with Jim Zippo in the Morning on its affilliated oldies stations across America.

In 1989, On Santa Barbara, Nikki (Constance Marie) admitted to Cruz Castillo (A Martinez) that she was in the country illegally.

In 1989, “It Takes Two” single by Rob Base and D.J. E-Z Rock was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1990, George Strait was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "I've Come to Expect It from You", a song written by Buddy Cannon and Dean Dillon.

In 1991, CNN founder Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of the Year. In celebration, Ted colorized himself!

In 1991, On the cover of TV Guide: “John Goodman”. Other Articles: Star Trek, Katey Sagal

In 1992, John Cleese and Alice Faye Eichelberger wed.

In 1992, On Guiding Light, Lillian Raines (Tina Sloan) was surprised when Ed Bauer (Peter Simon) told her that he never got the note she left for him.

In 1992, On The Young and the Restless, Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) argued about Ryan and Victoria's marriage.

In 1992, “Amy Fisher: My Story”, TV Event, aired on NBC; first of three Amy Fisher movies, two more on January 3, 1993.

In 1992, “Ready, Set, Learn!”, TV Childrens, Learning Channelʹs educational block for kids 2-6, debut.

In 1993, From “Late Show with David Lettermanʹs” Top Ten “Ways Santa Relaxes”: number one is “Jacuzzi full of egg nog.”

In 1994, “The Late Show with David Lettermanʹs” Top Ten list is heckled by a talking Christmas tree. “The Top Ten Signs Youʹre Sick of The Holidays — Six. You think you hear your Christmas tree taunting you.” At this point the Christmas tree on the set says “Hey Letterman, you and Shaffer — Dumb and Dumber. Ha ha ha ha!”

In 1995, on General Hospital, drunk-driving A.J. crashed his car, leaving Jason forever altered by brain damage.

In 1995, On General Hospital, Sonny Corinthos' (Maurice Benard) attorney called to tell him the grand jury had come back with a verdict. Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) heard a crash outside the gatehouse.

In 1996, “E! True Hollywood Story” began airing on E!

In 1997, Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship.

In 1998, Arlington Oakridge defeats Duncanville Christway, 103-0, in one of the widest shutout margins in girls high school basketball history.

In 1999, Clayton Moore, televisionʹs “Lone Ranger,” died in West Hills, California, at age 85.

In 2001, The movie “The Royal Tenenbaums” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2002, On the cover of TV Guide: Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, and Holly Marie Combs of “Charmed”

In 2007, David Lettermanʹs production company, Worldwide Pants, reached an interim agreement with the Writers Guild allowing his talk show as well as Craig Fergusonʹs to return to the air with their full writing staffs during a Hollywood writersʹ strike.

In 2007, on Guiding Light, Richard tampered with brother Edmund's IV.

In 2008, The Detroit Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers 31-21, making them the first team to go winless through a 16-game season. Green Bayʹs Donald Driver (111) and Greg Jennings (101) total 100 yards receiving. Combined with Ryan Grant and DeShawn Wynnʹs 106-yard rushing days, it is the first time a team has a pair of 100-yard rushers and 100-yard receivers in a single game.

In 2008, The New England Patriots become the NFLʹs first team with an 11-5 record to miss the playoffs since Denver in 1985 and the first since the NFL expanded to six playoff teams per conference in 1990.

In 2009, on Young and the Restless, Sharon and Adam wed.

In 2010, On General Hospital, Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil) thanked Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) for forcing her to return to Port Charles.

In 2011, Kaye Stevens, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carsonʹs “The Tonight Show,” died in The Villages, Florida, at age 79. From 1974 to 1979, she played Jeri Clayton on the serial Days of our Lives.

In 2017, Rose Marie, who began her career in show business as a child in the 1920s and co-starred on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the 1960s, died at her Los Angeles-area home at the age of 94.

In 2018, The movie “Stan and Ollie” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2019, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days.

In 2021, Hall of Fame football coach and broadcaster John Madden died at 85; his exuberant calls had provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades.

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Movie Releases On This Date

In 1960, "Where the Boys Are" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1974, "ESPY (Japan)" was released by Toho; Jun Fukuda (director); Ei Ogawa (screenplay); Hiroshi Fujioka, Kaoru Yumi, Masao Kusakari, Yuzo Kayama, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Katsumasa Uchida, Andrew Hughes, Eiji Okada, Gorō Mutsumi, Robert Dunham, Luna Takamura, Hatsuo Yamaya, Jimmy Shaw, Willie Dorsey, Steve Green, Ralph Jesser, Germal Liner, Franz Gruber, Bart Johanson

In 1977, "Grayeagle" was released by American International Pictures; Charles B. Pierce (director/screenplay); Brad White, Michael O. Sajbel (screenplay); Ben Johnson, Iron Eyes Cody, Lana Wood, Jack Elam, Alex Cord, Paul Fix, Charles B. Pierce, Jacob Daniels, Jimmy Clem, Cindy Butler; Western, Adventure; Live Action

In 1994, "The Madness of King George" was released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company; Nicholas Hytner (director); Alan Bennett (screenplay); Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Rupert Everett. Geoffrey Palmer, Jim Carter, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Julian Wadham, Anthony Calf, Adrian Scarborough, John Wood, Jeremy Child, Struan Rodger, Janine Duvitski, Caroline Harker, Roger Hammond, Cyril Shaps, Selina Cadell, Alan Bennett, Nicholas Selby; Period; Live Action

In 2001, "I Am Sam" was released by New Line Cinema; Jessie Nelson (director/screenplay); Kristine Johnson (screenplay); Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff, Doug Hutchison, Loretta Devine, Laura Dern, Marin Hinkle, Stanley DeSantis, Brad Silverman, Rosalind Chao, Ken Jenkins, Wendy Phillips, Scott Paulin, Kimberly Scott, Michael B. Silver, Eileen Ryan, Mary Steenburgen, Jen Taylor, Brent Spiner, Elle Fanning, Kathleen Robertson, Roma Maffia, Molly Gordon; Drama; Live Action

In 2001, "Black Hawk Down" was released by Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Scott Free Productions; Ridley Scott (director); Ken Nolan (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Piven, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Tom Hardy, Sam Shepard, Jason Isaacs, Glenn Morshower, Orlando Bloom, Gabriel Casseus, Hugh Dancy, Ioan Gruffudd, Tom Guiry, Charlie Hofheimer, Danny Hoch, Brendan Sexton III, Brian Van Holt, Ian Virgo, Gregory Sporleder, Carmine Giovinazzo, Chris Beetem, Matthew Marsden, Enrique Murciano, Michael Roof, Kent Linville, Kim Coates, Steven Ford, Željko Ivanek, Johnny Strong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Richard Tyson, Ron Eldard, Boyd Kestner, Pavel Vokoun, George Harris, Razaaq Adoti, Treva Etienne, Ty Burrell; Action; Live Action

In 2001, "Charlotte Gray" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Film Four Productions / Senator Film / Working Title Films; Gillian Armstrong (director); Jeremy Brock (screenplay); Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anton Lesser, Ron Cook, Helen McCrory; Drama; Live Action

In 2005, "Match Point" was released by DreamWorks Pictures; Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, Ewen Bremner, James Nesbitt, Rupert Penry-Jones, Margaret Tyzack, Alexander Armstrong, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Miranda Raison, Zoe Telford, Rose Keegan, Colin Salmon, Toby Kebbell; Thriller;

In 2007, "The Orphanage" was released by Picturehouse; J. A. Bayona (director); Sergio G. Sánchez (screenplay); Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Andrés Gertrúdix, Edgar Vivar, Geraldine Chaplin, Óscar Casas; Horror

In 2012, "Promised Land" was released by Focus Features / Participant Media / Imagenation Abu Dhabi; Gus Van Sant (director); Matt Damon, John Krasinski (screenplay); Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand;

In 2016, "Paterson" was released by Amazon Studios / Bleecker Street; Jim Jarmusch (director/screenplay); Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cliff Smith, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase

In 2018, "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" was released by Netflix; David Slade (director); Charlie Brooker (screenplay); Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Tallulah Haddon, Catriona Knox, Jonathan Aris

The Holiday Almanacs December 28, 2024

What's Today?

Today is Sat Dec the 28 in the year 2024 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 363 of the year
Serialnumber = 45642
Julian date = 2460661 O.S.= 12 - 15 - 2024

Calendar

Holidays

Third Day of Hanukkah
Feast of the Holy Innocents
Fourth Day of Christmas
[Africa, US] 3rd day of Kwanzaa-UJIMA (Work & Responsibility)
[Australia] Proclamation Day.
[Iowa] Admission Day (1846)
[Mauritania] Independence Day (1960)
[Mexico] Innocents Day. Mexican holiday equal to April Fools Day
[Nepal] His Majesty the King, King Birendra's Birthday (1945)
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[USA] Bairn's Day (unluckiest day of the year)
[USA] Halcyon Days Begins (7 days, 2nd of two zones)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Quilter's Day
[USA] Ujima-Collective Work and Responsibility Day (3rd Day of Kwanzaa)

Reminders

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.
Flowers: narcissus, poinsettia and holly
Gems: turquoise and zircon
Full Moon: the Cold Moon and the Oak Moon, the Long Night's Moon
Art and Architecture Books Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Bingo's Birthday Month
Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month
International Calendar Awareness Month
Made In America Month
National Indigestion Season-Jewish Book Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Considered unluckiest day of year
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