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The Big Datebook for December 29

Last Updated 07-08-2024

📰Thomas Edwin "Tom" Jarriel -- is 90 in the year 2024 and 91 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1934
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: ABC News, 20/20

🏆🏁Waddell Wilson -- is 88 in the year 2024 and 89 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🎭Barbara Steele -- is 87 in the year 2024 and 88 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1937
Actress, English
TV Shows: Dark Shadows (as Julia)
Movie Titles: 8 1/2, Black Sunday, Pit and the Pendulum, Piranha, Pretty Baby

🎭Jon Voight -- is 86 in the year 2024 and 87 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1938
Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Yonkers, N.Y.; Angelina Jolie's father
Misc: AP says b. in 1939
Movie Titles: Coming Home, Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy, Rosewood, The Rainmaker, Pearl Harbor, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, September Dawn

🎵Jerry Summers -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1942
Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jerry Gross
Group Names: The Dovells

🎭Timothy Jerome -- is 81 in the year 2024 and 82 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1943
Actor
Movie Titles: Spider-Man 2, Husbands and Wives, Deconstructing Harry, Thirteen Days

🏆🎳Rich Wonders -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1946
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏁🏇Laffit Pincay Jr. -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1946
Hall of Famer, Horse Jockey, Panamaian
Names/Places: b. in Panama City
Misc: 5-time Eclipse Award winner (1971,73-74,79,85); winner of 3 Belmonts and 1 Kentucky Derby (aboard Swale in 1984)

🎭🎵Marianne Faithfull -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1946
Movie Actress, Songwriter, Singer, English
Names/Places: Mick Jagger's ex-wife
Misc: AP says b. in 1947

🎭Ted Danson -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1947 N.S.
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in San Diego, Calif; RN:Edward Bridge Danson III; Casey Oates' hubby
TV Shows: Cheers (as Sam Malone), Ink (as Mike Logan), Becker (as John Becker), The Good Place (as Michael)
Movie Titles: Dad, Three Men & a Baby, Made in America

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🏆Deanna Baker -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1949
Model (m), Playmate
Misc: May 1972

🎵Robert Parissi -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1950
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Wild Cherry (lead)

🎭🎵Yvonne Elliman -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1951
TV/Movie Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Honolulu, Hawaii
Misc: Jesus Christ Superstar; some say b. 1953
Song Titles: If I Can't Have You

🎵Laurel Massé -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1951
Rhythm and Blues Singer, American
Misc: Jazz-Swing-Doo Wop-Pop styles
Group Names: The Manhattan Transfer

🎭Gelsey Kirkland -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1952 N.S.
Actor (m), Ballerina (f)

🏆Thomas Bach -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1953 N.S.
Sports Figure
Misc: The president of the International Olympic Committee

✍🎭Charlayne Woodard -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1953
Playwright (m), Actress
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Aunt Janice)
Movie Titles: Unbreakable, The Crucible, The Million Dollar Hotel, Lackawanna Blues

🎵🎸Neil Giraldo -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: Pat Benetar's husband and her bandmember

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🏆🏁🏊David Marsh -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer
Misc: Swimming Coach

🎭Patricia Clarkson -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1959
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Murder One (as Annie Hoffman)
Movie Titles: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pieces of April, Shutter Island, The Green Mile, Friends With Benefits, Easy A

🎭Paula Poundstone -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1959
Comedienne, TV Hostess
Misc: AP says b. in 1958
TV Shows: Tonight Show With Jay Leno (correspondent)

🏆🏈Mervyn Fernandez -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1959
NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure, American
Names/Places: NN: Swervin' Mervyn
Sports Teams: B.C. Lions, Los Angeles Raiders

🎵🎸Mark "Cow" Day -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1961
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Happy Mondays

🎵🎸Jim (Rock) Reid -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1961
Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, Scottish
Group Names: Jesus & Mary Chain

🏆⚾Devon White -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1962 N.S.
MLB Outfielder, Jamaican
Misc: 7x Gold Glove

🏆🏈Sean Payton -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1963 N.S.
NFL Coach, College Football Player, CFL Figure, Football Quarterback
Sports Teams: New Orleans Saints (Super Bowl XLIV win as coach)

🎭Michael Cudlitz -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1964
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Tony Miller 92-93), Southland (as Officer John Cooper), The Walking Dead (as Sgt. Abraham Ford), Band of Brothers, Lost (as Big Mike Walton)
Movie Titles: The Negotiator, Surrogates

🎭Sandra Nelson -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1964
Actress
Movie Titles: The Wolf on Wall Street, Life is a House, De-Lovely, Enough

🎭Kimberly Russell -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1964
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as artistic Sarah Nevins)
Movie Titles: The Game, Precious, Ghost Dad

🏆⚾Craig Grebeck -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1964
MLB Infielder

🏆⚾Rod Nichols -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1964
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher

🎭Bradley Green -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1965 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Little House on the Prairie (4x, acting under Bradley Greene)

🎭John Haymes Newton -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1965
Actor
TV Shows: Melrose Place (as Ryan McBride)
Movie Titles: Alive, The Christmas Card

🎵🎸Dexter Holland -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1965
Punk Rock Singer
Group Names: Offspring

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🎭Jason Gould -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1966
Actor, Director
Names/Places: Barbra Streisand & Elliot's son
Misc: b. Sep 29?
Movie Titles: Say Anything..., The Prince of Tides, Boys Life 3, The Big Picture

🎭Mystro Clark -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1966
Actor, TV Host
TV Shows: Soul Train (host 1993-2000)
Movie Titles: Chairman of the Board, Storm Catcher

🎭Lilly Wachowski -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1967
Movie Director (m)
Names/Places: formerly Andy a male
Movie Titles: The Matrix (series)

🏆🏈Henry Jones -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1967
NFL Safety
Misc: 3x AFC champ

🏆🏈Tony Tolbert -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1967
NFL Defensive End
Misc: 3x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys

📰Ashleigh Banfield -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1967
Newscaster, Journalist, Canadian

Carlo H. L. Ponti Jr. -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1968
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Sophia Loren & Carlo's son

🏆🏈Darren Perry -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1968
NFL Coach, NFL Safety

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🏆⚾James Mouton -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1968
MLB Outfielder

🎭Jennifer Ehle -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1969
Actress
Movie Titles: Zero Dark Thirty, The King's Speech, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Ides of March

🎭Patrick Fischler -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1969
Actor
TV Shows: Lost, Californication (as Gabriel), Mad Men (as Jimmy Barrett)
Movie Titles: Mulholland Drive

🎭Kevin Weisman -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1970
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Goliath (as Ned Berring), Alias (as SD-6 / CIA Agent Ops Tech Marshall Flinkman)
Movie Titles: Flipped, Clerks II, Gone in 60 Seconds

🎵🎸Glen Phillips -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1970 N.S.
Lyricist, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Misc: AP says b. in 1971
Group Names: Toad the Wet Sprocket

🏆🏈Jay Fiedler -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1971
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏈Mark Montreuil -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1971
NFL Defensive, Canadian

🏆🏒Chris Marinucci -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1971
NHL Player, American

🎭David Fumero -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1972
Actor, Cuban
TV Shows: Power (as Mike Sandoval)
Movie Titles: Greetings from the Shore, Carrie's Choice

🎭Jude Law -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1972
Actor, English
Movie Titles: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Enemy at the Gates, Artificial Intelligence, Road to Perdition, Cold Mountain, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, I Love Huckabees, Alfie, Closer, The Holiday, A.I., Sherlock Holmes

🏆🏈Malcolm Seabron -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Randy Neal -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1972
NFL Linebacker

🏆⚾Tomás Pérez -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1973
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

🎵Pimp C -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1973
Rap Music Performer

🎭Maria Dizzia -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1974
Actress
TV Shows: Orange is the New Black
Movie Titles: Martha Marcy May Marlene, While We're Young, Margin Call, True Story

🎭Mekhi Phifer -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1974
Actor, Producer
Misc: AP says b. in 1973
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Gregory Pratt), Lie to Me, Frequency (as Satch Reyna)
Movie Titles: 8 Mile, Dawn of the Dead, Insurgent, White Collar, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

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🏆🏈James Darling -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1974
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Tom Knight -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1974
NFL Defensive

🎭Shawn Hatosy -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1975 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Reckless, Animal Kingdom (as Andrew "Pope" Cody), Southland (as Detective Sammy Bryant)
Movie Titles: Alpha Dog, The Faculty, The Postman

🎭🏆Kalin Olson -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1975
Actress, Model (m), Playmate
Misc: August 1997

🎭Kate Ford -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1976 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Blue Murder, Coronation Street (as Tracy)

🎭Danny McBride -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1976
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Eastbound and Down (as Kenny Powers)
Movie Titles: Your Highness, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Despicable Me, Land of the Lost

🎭Jason-Shane Scott -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1976
Actor
TV Shows: Scrubs (as Mike), Desperate Housewives (as Tad)
Movie Titles: Famous in Love

🎭Katherine Moennig -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1977 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The L Word, Ray Donovan (as Lena)
Movie Titles: Everybody's Fine, The Lincoln Lawyer, Young Americans

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🎭Diego Luna -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1979
Actor, Mexican
Movie Titles: Milk, The Terminal, Frida, Dirty Dancing

🎭💻Alison Brie -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1982 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer (m), Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: Community (as Annie Edison), Mad Men (as Trudy Campbell), Glow
Movie Titles: The Lego Movie, Sleeping with Other People, Get Hard

🎵Jessica Andrews -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1983
Country Singer

🎵Alexa Ray Joel -- is 39 in the year 2024 and 40 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1985
Singer
Names/Places: Christie Brinkley & Billy Joel's daughter
Misc: UPI confirmed that it was Dec 29 that she was born, though many people have been saying it was three days later.

🎭Iain de Caestecker -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1987
Actor, Scottish
TV Shows: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as Leo Fitz)
Movie Titles: Filth, Not Another Happy Ending, Lost River

🎭Tori Anderson -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1988 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: NCIS: Hawai'i, No Tomorrow (as Evie)
Movie Titles: Open Heart, Killing Daddy, The Mermaid Chair, Satisfaction

🏆🏈Eric Berry -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1988 N.S.
NFL Safety

🎭Jane Levy -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1989
Actress
TV Shows: Suburgatory (as Tessa Altman)
Movie Titles: Evil Dead

🎭Jordan Clark -- is 33 in the year 2024 and 34 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1991 N.S.
Dancer (m), Canadian

William Franklin Burrows -- is 30 in the year 2024 and 31 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Melinda Delgado & Darren E.'s son

🎭🎵Ross Lynch -- is 29 in the year 2024 and 30 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1995 N.S.
Actor, Dancer, Singer
TV Shows: Austin and Ally (as Austin Moon)
Movie Titles: Teen Beach Movie (series), Muppets Most Wanted

🎭🎵Nick Merico -- is 29 in the year 2024 and 30 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1995 N.S.
Actor, Singer
TV Shows: Every Witch Way (as Daniel Miller)

🎭Dylan Minnette -- is 28 in the year 2024 and 29 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1996 N.S.
Actor

🎭Dylan Mulvaney -- is 28 in the year 2024 and 29 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1996 N.S.
Personality

Dylan Jagger Lee -- is 27 in the year 2024 and 28 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Pamela Lee and Tommy's son

Maya Grace Keillor -- is 27 in the year 2024 and 28 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1997
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jenny Lind Nilsson and Garrison's daughter

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🎭Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick -- is 26 in the year 2024 and 27 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1998
Actor, Cameraperson
Movie Titles: Before Midnight, Moonrise Kingdom, Everybody's Fine, The Omen

🎭🏆Paris Berelc -- is 26 in the year 2024 and 27 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1998 N.S.
Actress, Gymnast, American
TV Shows: Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force, Alexa and Katie

🎵🎸Danny Wagner -- is 26 in the year 2024 and 27 in the year 2025; b.12/29/1998 N.S.
Rock Drummer
Group Names: Greta Van Fleet

Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya -- is 19 in the year 2024 and 20 in the year 2025; b.12/29/2005
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Millie Corretjer and Oscar's son

Nina De La Hoya -- is 17 in the year 2024 and 18 in the year 2025; b.12/29/2007
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Millie and Oscar's daughter

🎭🎵Crazy Dave Otto -- b.12/29/????
Comedian, Radio Disc Jock

Madame de Pompadour Jeanne Antoinette Poisson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1721 N.S. d.4/15/1764 N.S. (42)
Courtesan, Madam
Names/Places: RN:Jeanne Marquise Antoinette Poisson, Madame de Pompadour, Mistress of Louis XV of France

Charles MacIntosh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1766 d.7/25/1843 (76)
Chemist, Inventor, Scottish
Names/Places: aka William?
Misc: invention of a method for making waterproof garments

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Charles Goodyear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1800 d.7/1/1860 (59)
Inventor
Misc: Goodyear Co. & Blimp founder; inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)

Andrew Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1808 N.S. d.7/31/1875 N.S. (66)
President and Vice President
Names/Places: b. in Raleigh, North Carolina; d. in Carter Station, TN
Misc: 17th U.S. President 1865-69; 16th U.S. Vice President

✍⚖William Ewart Gladstone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1809 N.S. d.5/19/1898 N.S. (88)
Author, Statesman, British
Misc: (Lib) British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94)

John Cheney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1848 d.5/1/1922 (73)
Poet

Venustiano Carranza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1859 N.S. d.5/21/1920 N.S. (60)
Head of State, Mexican
Misc: Mexican civil war leader, president 1917-20 when he was assassinated

⚛💰Mark Honeywell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1874 d.9/13/1964 (89)
Inventor, Businessperson

🎵Pablo Casals -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1876 d.10/22/1973 (96)
Conductor/Composer, Cellist, Violinist, Spanish
Names/Places: MN:Carlos Salvador Defillio; d. in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Misc: 75 year career

🎖⚛Billy Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1879 d.2/19/1936 (56)
General, Aviator, French
Misc: Army General; aviation hero General (WW I); UPI says b. Dec 28

🏆🥊Jess Willard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1881 d.12/15/1968 (86)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19)

🎭Forrest Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1883 d.2/19/1965 (81)
Actor
TV Shows: This is the Life (as Grandpa Fisher), Man Without a Gun

💰Joyce Clyde Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1891 N.S. d.10/29/1982 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson
Misc: Hallmark Cards founder

🎭Emory Parnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1894 d.6/22/1979 (84)
Actor
TV Shows: The Life of Riley (as Riley's Boss)

🏆🏒Gordon Allan "Phat" Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1895 d.7/26/1970 (74)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1917-1932
Sports Teams: Port Arthur Bearcats

🎭🎵Jules Bledsoe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1898 d.7/14/1943 (44)
Movie/Stage Actor, Singer

Thomas Corcoran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1900 d.12/6/1981 (80)
Politician, Attorney/Lawyer

🎭🎵🎷Willie Humphrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1900 d.6/7/1994 (93)
Dancer, Singer, Clarinetist, Jazz Performer
Misc: patriarch of traditional New Orleans jazz musicians

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🏆🏒Nels Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1902 d.8/21/1957 (54)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Nelson Stewart; NN:Old Poison
Misc: played 1925-1940, the first pro to score 300 goals
Sports Teams: Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins, New York Americans

🎵🎷Clyde McCoy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1903 d.6/11/1990 (86)
Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: wah wah sound; member of family that had famous Appalachain feud with the Hatfields

Dr. Robert Clifton Weaver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1907 d.7/17/1997 (89)
Presidential Aide
Misc: Department of Housing & Urban Development head; the first black to serve in the U.S. Cabinet

🎭Thomas Beck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1909 d.9/23/1995 (85)
Movie Actor

🎭Jo Van Fleet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1915 N.S. d.6/10/1996 N.S. (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Oakland, Calif.
Movie Titles: Cool Hand Luke, East of Eden, The Tenant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

🎭Clarence Swensen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1917 d.2/25/2009 (91)
Actor
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz

Thomas "Tom" Bradley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1917 d.9/29/1998 (80)
Mayor
Misc: Los Angeles Mayor

📰💰🏆Jim Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1919 d.8/16/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Businessperson, Sports Writer
Misc: Sports Illustrated founder; sports columnist for LA Times since 1961; 14-time Sportswriter of the Year; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990.

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🎭Viveca Lindfors -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1920 d.10/25/1995 (74)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in Uppsala, Sweden; RN:Elsa Viveca Torstendsdotter
Misc: her stage and screen career spanned more than half a century

William Gaddis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1922 d.12/16/1998 (75)
Novelist

🎵Rose Lee Maphis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1922 N.S. d.10/26/2021 N.S. (98)
Country Singer

🎭Mike Nussbaum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1923 N.S. d.12/23/2023 N.S. (99)
Actress (f), Director
Movie Titles: Field of Dreams, House of Games, Things Change, Fatal Attraction, Men in Black

💰🎭Dina Merrill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1923 d.5/22/2017 N.S. (93)
Philanthropist, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Producer (m)
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Nedenia Hutton; Cliff Robertson's wife
TV Shows: Batman (as Calamity Jan)
Movie Titles: The Player, Operation Petticoat, Caddyshack II, Butterfield 8

Alexander A. Farrelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1923 d.9/10/2002 (78)
Governor
Misc: was the governor of the United States Virgin Islands serving from 1987 to 1995

🎨🏆🏌Pete Dye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1925 N.S. d.1/9/2020 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Architect, Golf Figure
Misc: noted golf course architect

🎭🎵Bernard Cribbins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1928 N.S. d.7/27/2022 N.S. (93)
Actor, Comedian, Director, Music Figure, English
Misc: character actor, voice-over artist, and musical comedian with a career spanning over half a century.
Song Titles: Right Said Fred
TV Shows: The Wombles (narrator), Old Jack's Boat (as Old Jack)
Movie Titles: Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy, The Railway Children

🏆Pat Lawler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1929 N.S. d.11/21/2017 N.S. (87)
Model (m), Playmate
Misc: August 1955

🎭Susie Garrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1929 d.5/24/2002 (72)
Actress
Names/Places: Marla Gibbs' sister
TV Shows: Punky Brewster (as Mrs. Betty Johnson)

🎵Matt "Guitar" Murphy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1929 N.S. d.6/15/2018 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Matthew Tyler Murphy
Group Names: The Blues Brothers, Howlin' Wolf

🎵John "Buddy" Bailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1931 N.S. d.2/3/1994 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Clovers

🎭🎵Inga Swenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1932 N.S. d.7/23/2023 N.S. (90)
TV/Stage Actress, Soprano
Names/Places: b. in Omaha, NE
Misc: stage: 110 in the Shade; Swedish & German; some say b. 1934, AP says Dec 27
TV Shows: Soap (as Ingrid), Benson (as Gretchen Kraus), North & South

🎭Joseph Maher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1933 d.7/17/1998 (64)
Actor

🎭Ed Flanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1934 d.2/22/1995 (60)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis, MN
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House (as President Coolidge), St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Donald Westphall)
Movie Titles: A Moon for the Misbegotten

⛪🎭Mary Tyler Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.1/25/2017 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Dancer (m)
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, New York
Misc: some say b. 1937, but she said she turned 60 on David Letterman the day after in 1996
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Mary Richards), Dick Van Dyke Show (as Laura Petrie), New York News (as Louise Felcott)

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🏆🏈Ray Nitschke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.3/8/1998 (61)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: his fierce play epitomized the champion Green Bay Packers of the Vince Lombardi era; 3x First Team All-Pro, 4x Second Team All-Pro, 5x NFL Champion, 2x Super Bowl Champion; Packers #66 retired and in the team's Hall of Fame as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1958-1972)

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

💰🏆Wayne Huizenga -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1937 N.S. d.3/22/2018 N.S. (80)
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Sports Owner
Misc: Baseball, hockey and football owner; chairman of Blockbuster Entertainment, the video/music store powerhouse; paid $95 million for 1993 expansion Florida Marlins of NL; $50 million for 1993-94 expansion Florida Panthers of NHL; and $138 million for remaining 85% of NFL Miami Dolphins in 1994; also owns Joe Robbie Stadium.

🎭🎵Ed Bruce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1939 N.S. d.1/8/2021 N.S. (81)
TV Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: b. 1940?
Song Titles: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (songwriter)

🎵🎸Ray Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1941 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Flautist, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist, Rock and Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1942 or 1944
Group Names: The Moody Blues

🎵🎸Bobby Comstock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1941 N.S. d.1/9/2020 N.S. (78)
Rock and Roll Performer

🎵🎸Rick Danko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1943 d.12/10/1999 (55)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock and Roll Singer, Canadian
Misc: some say b. 1942 or Dec 9
Group Names: The Band

🎵Barbara Alston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1943 N.S. d.2/16/2018 N.S. (74)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Crystals

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🎭Vincent Winter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1947 d.11/2/1998 (50)
Child Actor

🎵🎸Cozy Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1947 d.4/5/1998 (50)
Songwriter, Rock and Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Emerson Lake & Powell

🏆Phillip George "Phil" Boggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1949 N.S. d.7/4/1990 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭🎮Jon Polito -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1950 N.S. d.9/1/2016 N.S. (65)
TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Gay
TV Shows: Batman: Year One (voice), Thundercats (voice), The Chronicle, Batman Beyond, Crime Story, Homicide (as Crosetti)
Movie Titles: Happily N'Ever After, Handy Manny, Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski
Video Games: Dead Head Fred, Batman: Arkham Origins

🎭Brad Alan Grey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1957 N.S. d.5/14/2017 N.S. (59)
Producer

📰Ronald Coase -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/2010 d.9/2/2013 (2)
Economist

Saint Thomas A. Becket -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1118 Ju-1 d.12/29/1170 J-LD (52)
Religionist, English
Misc: Archbishop of Canterbury

Galileo Galilei -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1564 J-LD or 2/15/1565 Ju-1 or 2/25/1565 N.S. d.12/29/1641 J-LD (76) or 1/8/1642 N.S. (76)
Astronomer, Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Pisa; d. in Arcetri, Italy
Misc: he developed the astronomical telescope with which he discovered craters on the moon and the satellites of Jupiter.

Brook Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1685 Ju-1 d.12/29/1731 Ju-1 (46)
Mathematician, English
Misc: contributions to the development of calculus.; Taylor's Theorem

🎨Jacques-Louis David -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1748 N.S. d.12/29/1825 N.S. (77)
Painter, French

🎵Giovanni Cambini -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1746 N.S. d.12/29/1825 N.S. (79)
Composer, Violinist, Italian

💰George H. Hammond -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1838 d.12/29/1886 (48)
Merchant
Misc: the first person to ship beef in refrigerated railroad cars

Christina Rossetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1830 N.S. d.12/29/1894 N.S. (64)
Poet (m), English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Misc: One of the most important of English women poets both in range and quality. She excelled in works of fantasy, in poems for children, and in religious poetry.

🏆🎾Lawrence Doherty -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1872 d.12/29/1910 (38)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

✍⚛Sir William Osler -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1849 d.12/29/1919 (70)
Author, Physician, Educator, Canadian
Misc: circulatory system

Rainer Maria Rilke -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1875 d.12/29/1926 (51)
Poet, German

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Wilhelm Maybach -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1846 d.12/29/1929 (83)
Engineer, German
Misc: automotive; the chief designer of the first Mercedes automobiles (1900-01)

🎭🎵Alma Tell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1898 d.12/29/1937 (39)
Actress, Singer

🎨✍Art Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1866 d.12/29/1943 (77)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Satirist
Misc: Political radical

🎵Bobby Stark -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1906 d.12/29/1945 (39)
Trumpeter
Group Names: The Chick Webb Band (in the 1930s)

🎵🎷Fletcher "Smack" Henderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1897 d.12/29/1952 (55)
Arranger, Pianist, Bandleader, Jazz Musician
Misc: 1930s Jazz & dance band pioneer; d. Dec 28? b. 1898?

🎵Ernie Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1926 d.12/29/1957 (31)
Alto-sax

Frederick Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1870 d.12/29/1960 (90)
Scientist
Misc: developed the first successful typhoid fever vaccine

🏆🏀Harry Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1882 d.12/29/1967 (85)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Fordham (coach 1904-05), Army (coach 1906-1907, 1921-1923, 1924-1925), Columbia (player 1902-1905, coach 1906-1916), St. John's (1909-1910)

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🎭🎵Paul "Pops" Whiteman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1891 N.S. d.12/29/1967 N.S. (76)
Variety Show Host, Violinist, Conductor/Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Denver, CO; NN:The King of Jazz
Misc: some say b. 1890
TV Shows: Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club

🎭Stuart Holmes -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1884 d.12/29/1971 (87)
Actor
Movie Titles: Prisoner of Zenda

John Marshall Harlan II -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1899 d.12/29/1971 (72)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)

🎭Theo Goetz -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1894 d.12/29/1972 (78)
Actor

Euell Gibbons -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1911 d.12/29/1975 (64)
Author
Misc: Food faddist eats wild food (ever eat a newspaper? High in Fiber!)

🎭Roy Engle -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1913 d.12/29/1980 (67)
Actor
TV Shows: Date with the Angels, My Favorite Martian (as police chief)

🎵Tim Hardin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1941 d.12/29/1980 (39)
Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Misc: some say b. Sep 13, 1940

🏆🏒Roy Gordon Conacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1916 d.12/29/1984 (68)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1938-1951
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks

🎵Leo Robin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1900 d.12/29/1984 (84)
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Song Titles: Thanks For the Memories (songwriter)

Harold MacMillan -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1894 d.12/29/1986 (92)
Prime Minister, British
Misc: Prime Minister 1957-63

📰🎭Axel Corti -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1933 d.12/29/1993 (60)
Newscaster, Filmmaker

🎭Frank Thring -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1926 d.12/29/1994 (68)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: El Cid, Ben-Hur

🎭Lita Grey Chaplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1908 d.12/29/1995 (87)
Actress
Names/Places: RN:Lillita Louis McMurray; Charlie Chaplin's wife #2

🎵Jerry Knight -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1952 N.S. d.12/29/1996 N.S. (44)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Raydio, Ollie and Jerry, Bill Withers

🎭Don Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1920 d.12/29/1998 (78)
Actor, Director

🎭Bernhard Wicki -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1919 d.12/29/1999 (80)
Actor, Director, Swiss
Movie Titles: The Longest Day (WWII epic)

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🎭Earl Hindman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1942 d.12/29/2003 (61)
Soap Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Home Improvement (as Wilson the next-door neighbor who never shows his whole face)

🎭Bob Monkhouse -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1925 d.12/29/2003 (78)
Comedian, English
TV Shows: What's My Line, Candid Camera

🎭William Boyett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1927 d.12/29/2004 (77)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Adam 12 (as Sgt. MacDonald)

Julius Axelrod -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1912 d.12/29/2004 (92)
Scientist

🎭Josh Peine -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1937 d.12/29/2006 N.S. (69)
Actor
Movie Titles: Don't Call Me Charlie, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, Doomsday Machine

🎨Ted Lapidus -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1929 d.12/29/2008 (79)
Fashion Designer, French

🎵🎷Freddie Hubbard -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1938 d.12/29/2008 (70)
Composer, Flugelhorn, Pianist, Trumpeter, Jazz Singer

🏆🏈🥊Steve Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1960 N.S. d.12/29/2009 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: Ring name: Dr. Death

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🎨✍David Levine -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1926 d.12/29/2009 (83)
Artist, Illustrator, Caricaturist, Children's Author

🎭Bill Erwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1914 d.12/29/2010 (96)
Actor
TV Shows: Seinfeld (as the grumpy old man)

🏆⚾Steve Boros -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1936 d.12/29/2010 (74)
MLB Player

🎵Robert Lee Dickey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1939 d.12/29/2011 (72)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: James and Bobby Purify
Song Titles: I'm Your Puppet

💰🏆🏁Andy Granatelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1923 d.12/29/2013 (90)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Sports Figure, Auto Racer
Misc: auto race sponsor; Indianapolis 500; CEO of STP

🎵🎷Red Balaban -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1929 N.S. d.12/29/2013 N.S. (84)
Tubist, Jazz Bassist
Misc: From 1975 to 1985, he owned and ran Eddie Condon's jazz club and led its house band...Balaban and Cats.

🎵Michael Piano -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1944 N.S. d.12/29/2014 N.S. (70)
Singer
Misc: his group did the song that sounds like One Ton Tomato
Group Names: The Sandpipers

🏆⚾Frank Malzone -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1930 d.12/29/2015 N.S. (85)
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; .274 avg
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, California Angels

🏆🏈Reuben LaVell Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1930 d.12/29/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: 257 career victories
Sports Teams: Utah State (player 1949-1951), BYU (assistant coach 1962-1971, head coach 1972-2000)

🎭Peggy Cummins -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1925 N.S. d.12/29/2017 N.S. (92)
Actress, Welsh (Wales)

🎭Dame June Whitfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1925 N.S. d.12/29/2018 N.S. (93)
Actress, English
TV Shows: Terry and June (as June Medford), Absolutely Fabulous (as Mother), Happy Ever After (as June Fletcher)
Movie Titles: Absolutely Fabulous

🎵Neil Innes -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1944 N.S. d.12/29/2019 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Novelty Singer, British
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, soloist, The Rutles (as Ron Nasty--Lennon-esque)
Song Titles: I'm The Urban Spaceman, How Sweet To Be An Idiot
TV Shows: Monty Python's Flying Circus (sketch writer), The Rutles (TV movie)

🎵Norma Tanega -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1939 N.S. d.12/29/2019 N.S. (80)
Songwriter, Pianist, Folk Singer/Guitarist

🎭Shabba Doo -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1955 N.S. d.12/29/2020 N.S. (65)
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer
Movie Titles: Breakin' (series)

🎵Phyllis McGuire -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1931 N.S. d.12/29/2020 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The McGuire sisters
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Friends

🎨Pierre Cardin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1922 N.S. d.12/29/2020 N.S. (98)
Fashion Designer, French
Names/Places: b. nr. Venice
Misc: designer of clothes, watches, and cologne

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🎭🎵🎷Claude Bolling -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1930 N.S. d.12/29/2020 N.S. (90)
Actor, Arranger, Composer, Jazz Pianist, French

🎵Hugh X. Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1930 N.S. d.12/29/2020 N.S. (90)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: he wrote songs for many other country artists -Charlie Pride, Little Jimmy Dickens, Carl and Pearl Butler, Carl Smith, Freddie Hart, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Del Reeves, Billy Ed Wheeler, Mac Wiseman, Leon Mc Caluff, George Morgan, Tommy Cash, and many others.
Song Titles: What I Need Most

🏆🎳Dave Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1942 N.S. d.12/29/2022 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: the first left-hander to win a major match championship when he won the PBA National crown in 1965.

🎵🏆⚽Pelé -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 N.S. d.12/29/2022 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN:Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Misc: became a professional soccer player at 16, joining the Santos team of Brazil; Pele' is generally regarded as the greatest player in the history of soccer and is largely responsible for a worldwide resurgence of the sport; led Brazil to 3 World Cup titles (1958,62,70); came to U.S. in 1975 to play for NY Cosmos in NASL; scored 1,281 goals in 22 years.

🎵Ian Tyson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1933 N.S. d.12/29/2022 N.S. (89)
Songwriter, Country Singer, Folk Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Ian & Sylvia

🎭Claire Dodd -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/29/1908 or 12/29/1911 d.11/23/1973 (64)
Actress
Misc: Wikipedia says b. 1911. IMDB says b. 1908

🎭Claire Dodd -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/29/1908 or 12/29/1911 d.11/23/1973 (64)
Actress
Misc: Wikipedia says b. 1911. IMDB says b. 1908

🎵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

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U.S. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1962, ✪ “Sam's Song” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With Dean Martin peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by The Four Seasons peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Watching You” by Ray Stevens peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, ✪ “The Auctioneer” by Chuck Miller peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “A Song I'd Like To Sing” by Rita Coolidge With Kris Kristofferson peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Baby Doll” by Andy Williams peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Big Time Operator” by Keith Hampshire peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Blue Collar” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Chains” by The Cookies peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Comin' Home Baby” by Mel Tormé peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1951, “Cry” by Johnnie Ray peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “D'yer Mak'er” by Led Zeppelin peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Dear Lonely Hearts” by Nat "King" Cole peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Get The Party Started” by P!nk peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Giant” by Jack Pleis And His Orchestra peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Girlfriend” by Bow Wow Featuring Omarion peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now” by Patience And Prudence peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Hypnotized” by Plies Featuring Akon peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I Found Sunshine” by The Chi-Lites peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I Wanna Know Your Name” by The Intruders peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)” by Love Unlimited peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1945, “It Might As Well Be Spring” by Dick Haymes With Victor Young And His Orchestra peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1945, “It Might As Well Be Spring” by Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Featuring Billy Williams peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Let Me Try Again” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Love Reign O'er Me” by The Who peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Lover Come Back To Me” by The Cleftones peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Mama From The Train” by Patti Page peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Me And My Shadow” by Frank Sinatra And Sammy Davis, Jr. peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Mind Games” by John Lennon peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Old Shep” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Rainbow At Midnight” by Jimmie Rodgers peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Silent Night” by Mahalia Jackson peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Since I Met You Baby” by Ivory Joe Hunter peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Smarty Pants” by First Choice peaked at number 56 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)” by Janet Jackson Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, P.Diddy And Carly Simon peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Stupid Boy” by Cassadee Pope peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Superman (It's Not Easy)” by Five For Fighting peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Tattoo” by Jordin Sparks peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “The (Bossa Nova) Bird” by The Dells peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “This Is Your Song” by Don Goodwin peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Time In A Bottle” by Jim Croce peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Two Different Worlds” by Dick Haymes peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “You Are My Sunshine” by Ray Charles peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1967, ✪ “Hooray For The Salvation Army Band” by Bill Cosby peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “3 Dressed Up As 9” by Trooper peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Beauty And A Beat” by Justin Bieber Featuring Nicki Minaj peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” by Glen Campbell peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Corazon” by Carole King peaked at number 28 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Devil With A Blue Dress On” by Jamieson Roberts Device peaked at number 89 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Felicidad” by Sally Field peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Find Your Way” by Surrender peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Freedom Bird” by Lewis And Clarke Expedition peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Half The Way” by Crystal Gayle peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Hello It's Me” by Todd Rundgren peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1962, “I Don't Care” by Helen Shapiro peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Imagine” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Insanity Comes Quietly To The Ruptured Mind” by Janis Ian peaked at number 76 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Kiss Kiss” by Chris Brown Featuring T-Pain peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lay It On The Line” by Triumph peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Love Reign O'er Me” by The Who peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Mind Games” by John Lennon peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Neon Rainbow” by The Box Tops peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” by Barbra Streisand And Donna Summer peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Peace Of Mind” by Paul Revere And The Raiders peaked at number 34 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Pony With The Golden Mane” by Every Mother's Son peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Quote Goodbye Quote” by Carolyne Mas peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “She's My Girl” by The Turtles peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy” by Jackie Wilson peaked at number 51 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Stupid Boy” by Cassadee Pope peaked at number 28 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Most Beautiful Girl” by Charlie Rich peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Too Much Of Nothing” by Peter, Paul And Mary peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Va Va Voom” by Nicki Minaj peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1967, “Yesterday” by Ray Charles peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “You're Only Lonely” by J.D. Souther peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2012, ✪ “12 Days Of Christmas” by Eddie Stobart Truckers peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, ✪ “Christmas Wrapping” by Tony Robinson And The Angel Voices peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2007, ✪ “Don't Shoot Me Santa” by The Killers peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “I'm A Little Christmas Cracker” by Bouncing Czechs peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “Nellie The Elephant” by Toy Dolls peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2007, ✪ “Space Pirates Theme” by Space Pirates peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, ✪ “The Crazy Party Mixes” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)” by Ladbaby peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, ✪ “We're Gonna Go Fishin'” by Hank Locklin peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “(Dance With The) Guitar Man” by Duane Eddy And The Rebelettes peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “All Of You” by Sammy Davis, Jr. peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Anthem” by Filo And Peri Featuring Eric Lumiere peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Are You Dreaming?” by Twenty 4 Seven Featuring Captain Hollywood peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Blast The Speakers” by Warp Brothers peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Change” by Sugababes peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Christmas And You” by Dave King peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Christmas Island” by Dickie Valentine peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Desafinado” by Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Doctor Jeep” by Sisters Of Mercy peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Easier To Walk Away” by Elton John peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Figure 8” by Ellie Goulding peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother” by The Justice Collective peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “How Wonderful You Are” by Gordon Haskell peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Human Work Of Art” by Maxi Priest peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Imagine” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Jingle Bell Rock” by Chubby Checker And Bobby Rydell peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Join In And Sing (No. 3)” by Johnston Brothers peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Let Me Her You” by Pka peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Lies” by Burns peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Little Words” by Ken Dodd peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1956, “Make It A Party” by Winifred Atwell peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Me And My Shadow” by Frank Sinatra And Sammy Davis, Jr. peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Merry Christmas Darling / Close To You” by The Carpenters peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Never Too Far / Don't Stop Funkin' 4 Jamaica” by Mariah Carey Featuring Mystikal peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Prodigal Blues” by Billy Idol peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Psyche-Out” by Meat Beat Manifesto peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Red Hot” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 87 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Resurrection Joe” by The Cult peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Saviour's Day” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” by David Gray peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “September Song” by Ian McCulloch peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “So Near To Christmas” by Alvin Stardust peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Soul Deep (Part 1)” by Council Collective peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Stay” by Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Stupid Stupid” by Alex Day peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Susie Darlin'” by Tommy Roe peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Tarantula” by Faithless peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Anniversary Waltz (Part Two)” by Status Quo peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Best Christmas Of Them All” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Best Thing” by Charley peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “The Madison” by Ray Ellington peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Origins Of Dance” by Timothy Leary Meets The Grid peaked at number 96 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Theme From 'Traveling Man'” by Duncan Browne peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Wap Bam Boogie” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “We're All Going To Die” by Malcolm Middleton peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 2007, “When You Believe” by Leon Jackson peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Your Cheatin' Heart” by Ray Charles peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1951, ✪ “Christmas In Killarney” by Percy Faith And The Shillelagh Singers peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1951, ✪ “Sweet Violets” by Dinah Shore or Jane Turzy peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1956, “(The Same Thing Happens With) The Birds And The Bees” by Alan Dale peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1956, “(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays” by Perry Como peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2007, “1234” by Feist peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “A Little Boy's Christmas Prayer / Little Boy Blue” by Keith McGowan peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Best Night” by Justice Crew peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Don't Take Me / My Mystery” by Marc Hunter peaked at number 80 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dream Police / Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School” by Cheap Trick peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Going Bad” by Meek Mill Featuring Drake peaked at number 32 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1962, “He's A Rebel” by The Crystals peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1962, “He's A Rebel” by Vikki Carr peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Hot” by Avril Lavigne peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I Am Pegasus / Country Christine Waltz” by Ross Ryan peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Imagine” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Knockin' on Heaven's Door / Turkey Chase” by Bob Dylan peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) / Don't Mess With a Woman” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” by Mark Ronson Featuring Miley Cyrus peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Paid My Dues” by Anastacia peaked at number 39 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Rest Of My Life” by Ludacris Featuring Usher And David Guetta peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Send One Your Love / Send One Your Love (Instrumental)” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 52 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Set Me On Fire” by Bella Ferraro peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Sure Know Something / Dirty Livin'” by KISS peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2001, “The Best Days / Over The Rainbow” by Nikki Webster peaked at number 21 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Untouched” by The Veronicas peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1956, “When The Lilacs Bloom Again” by Lawrence Welk peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2007, ✪ “SPCA: A Very Silent Night (A Song Only Dogs Can Hear)” by The Underdogs peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2007, ✪ “The Distant Future EP” by Flight Of The Conchords peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2012, “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Imagine” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Scream And Shout” by will.i.am Featuring Britney Spears peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, ✪ “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Brett Eldredge Featuring Meghan Trainor peaked at number 55 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande Featuring Liz Gillies peaked at number 53 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “De Pieteröliekar” by Het Börker Trio peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Einsamer Hirte” by James Last und Gheorghe Zamfir peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2007, “First Light” by Bart Claessen peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Fotonovela” by Ivan peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Goeiemoggel!” by The Happy Hour Crew peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Gucci Pet” by Boef peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Do Rock And Roll” by Golden Earring peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “It Ain't Necessarily So” by Bronski Beat peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Je stroomt door mijn lijf” by ONM peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Jingle Bell Rock (Re-Recorded)” by Bobby Helms peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Nu iets voor later” by Speelman en Speelman peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Return To Sender” by Elvis Presley And The Jordanaires peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Rikki ding rikki dong” by Sandy [NL] peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Ring ring ring” by Vader Abraham peaked at number 43 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Rollerskating” by Dolly Dots peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Runaway / Living On An Island” by Status Quo peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Same Heart” by Laura Jansen Featuring Tom Chaplin peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Scream And Shout” by will.i.am Featuring Britney Spears peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1962, “Sherry” by The Four Seasons peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Streetlife” by Boef peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “SVP” by Boef Featuring JoeyAK, Young Ellens And Sevn Alias peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Terug naar toen” by Boef Featuring Lijpe peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan” by Marianne Faithfull peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Last Time I Made Love” by Jeffrey Osborne And Joyce Kennedy peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Vergrootglas” by Boef peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Waarom ben ik met Kerstmis zo alleen” by Koos Alberts peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “What Do You Want?” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, ✪ “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Brett Eldredge Featuring Meghan Trainor peaked at number 93 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2007, ✪ “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by The Rat Pack peaked at number 40 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Nat King Cole And Dean Martin peaked at number 79 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2007, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 96 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2007, “All For Love” by E.M.D. peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Before Christmas” by Andreas Weise peaked at number 27 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dancing On The Edge Of Danger” by Mikael Rickfors peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Decembernatt (Halleluja)” by Peter Jöback peaked at number 30 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Driving Home For Christmas” by Chris Rea peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John And Yoko And The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith peaked at number 26 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Knock On Wood” by Amii Stewart peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Mer Jul” by Adolphson-Falk peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Not Bad At All” by Tomas Ledin peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Nu tändas tusen juleljus” by Carola peaked at number 29 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Only Time” by Enya peaked at number 30 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Vår julskinka har rymt” by Werner And Werner peaked at number 29 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “All Through The Night” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Babe, It's Up To You” by Smokie peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Bang Bang” by B.A. Robertson peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Blue Jean” by David Bowie peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Das Lied von Manuel” by Manuel And Pony peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” by ABBA peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Good-Bye My Love (Verzeih My Love)” by Mireille Mathieu And Peter Alexander peaked at number 25 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Here She Comes” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Maybe” by Thom Pace peaked at number 8 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Tante Marie” by Ludwig Hirsch peaked at number 30 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Too Late For Goodbyes” by Julian Lennon peaked at number 22 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Whatever You Want” by Status Quo peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “When The Rain Begins To Fall” by Jermaine Jackson And Pia Zadora peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2012, ✪ “'Zat You, Santa Claus?” by Louis Armstrong And The Commanders peaked at number 151 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2001, ✪ “Gotta Catch 'Em All” by 50 Grind Featuring Pokémon Allstars peaked at number 55 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Alive!” by Mondotek peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2018, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Come And Get Your Love” by Redbone peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Dis-lui toi que je t'aime” by Vanessa Paradis peaked at number 41 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)” by Enrique Iglesias peaked at number 9 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” by Daft Punk peaked at number 17 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1990, “I'm Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 4 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Jon Snow” by Lacrim peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Megamix” by La Compagnie Créole peaked at number 23 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2007, “On va samizé” by Magic System Featuring Amine peaked at number 26 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Petit Frank” by François Feldman peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The War Song” by Culture Club peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Unité” by Nuttea peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 2007, “À cause des garçons” by Yelle peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2007, ✪ “All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers peaked at number 20 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Afterski” by DJ Broiler peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Days Go By” by Glenn Lyse peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith peaked at number 16 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2012, “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother” by The Justice Collective peaked at number 17 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Himmel på jord” by Kurt Nilsen, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Andy Williams peaked at number 26 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2018, “O helga natt” by Nils Bech peaked at number 24 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Rock The Party” by Five peaked at number 14 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Sonata” by 2PM peaked at number 13 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, ✪ “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Brett Eldredge Featuring Meghan Trainor peaked at number 59 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number 57 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 43 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Benzema” by Capital Bra peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Haunted” by Room 2012 peaked at number 23 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Lelele” by Azet And Zuna peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 21 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 19 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

Italy Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 20 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Scream America!” by Tokio Hotel peaked at number 20 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2007, “The Singles Collection” by Vasco Rossi peaked at number 1 on the Italy pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Together” by Bob Sinclar Featuring Steve Edwards peaked at number 8 on the Italy pop singles chart.

Finland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, ✪ “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid peaked at number 11 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, ✪ “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 20 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey peaked at number 1 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2012, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 18 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Ei kenenkään maa” by Movetron peaked at number 9 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith peaked at number 14 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 5 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Joulumaa” by Katri Helena peaked at number 6 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Joulun Kanssas Jaan” by Haloo Helsinki! peaked at number 3 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Last Christmas” by Wham! peaked at number 2 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 13 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Maa on niin kaunis (Toivioretkellä)” by Ellinoora peaked at number 18 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber peaked at number 9 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Mitä tänne jää” by Erin peaked at number 1 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Mysteeri” by Yö peaked at number 13 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2001, “Riimini rupiset” by Petri Nygård peaked at number 6 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande peaked at number 4 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Sensual Seduction” by Snoop Dogg peaked at number 12 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Tonttu” by Rajaton peaked at number 16 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Vierellesi kaipaan” by Katri Helena And Jari Sillanpää peaked at number 2 on the Finland pop singles chart.

Spain Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, “Adictiva” by Daddy Yankee / Anuel AA peaked at number 4 on the Spain pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Groovebird 2007” by Natural Born Grooves peaked at number 20 on the Spain pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Mala” by 6ix9ine Featuring Anuel AA peaked at number 2 on the Spain pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Mujer bruja” by Lola Indigo / Mala Rodríguez peaked at number 6 on the Spain pop singles chart.

In 2007, “On The Line” by Butch peaked at number 6 on the Spain pop singles chart.

Denmark Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2018, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John And Yoko And The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir peaked at number 15 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Humpti Dumpti” by Hjorten peaked at number 6 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2018, “I En Stjerneregn Af Sne” by Mads Langer peaked at number 5 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2018, “It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé peaked at number 7 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Jul I Angora” by Drengene Fra Angora peaked at number 12 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2007, “Kære Julemaaayn” by Monkey Business peaked at number 18 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2018, “Lille Store Verden” by Rasmus Seebach peaked at number 3 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars peaked at number 2 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Lost” by Frank Ocean peaked at number 14 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Stjernestøv” by Jimmy Jørgensen, Annika Aakjær And Chapper peaked at number 13 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

In 2012, “Tog det som en mand” by Clemens Featuring Nastasia peaked at number 12 on the Denmark pop singles chart.

Related Events on This Date

In 1845, Texas was admitted to the Union as the 28th state. The Lone Star Stateʹs official flower is the bluebonnet and the state bird is the mockingbird.

In 1851, The first American Young Menʹs Christian Association was organized, in Boston, Massachusetts, 127 years before The Village People sang the praises for it. You can hang out with all the boys!

In 1852, Emma Snodgrass was arrested in Boston for wearing pants. Talk about reverse drag.

In 1862, The bowling ball was invented.

In 1891, Thomas Edison patented the “transmission of signals electrically” over the airwaves.

In 1898, President Dole of Hawaii visited the United States to petition for annexation. Yes, thatʹs Dole of the pineapple Doles. Hawaii, by the way, would not become a state until 60 years later in 1958.

In 1901, The Commonwealth of Australia is inaugurated after being constituted by an Act of the Imperial Parliament the previous year.

In 1910, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a statehood bill for New Mexico and Arizona.

In 1912, The Puerto Rican legislature voted NOT to ask for U.S. statehood.

In 1923, Doctor Vladimir K. Zworykin applies for a patent for the “iconoscope,” the granddaddy of the modern TV-camera tube.

In 1930, Fred P. Newton completed what is thought to be the longest swim ever, a distance of 1826 miles. He swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minnesota to New Orleans. He began his journey on July 6 and spent a total of 742 hours in the water.

In 1945, Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record made in Nashville, Tennessee. The song was recorded on the Bullet label; but it was 13 years before Wooley would finally score with a big hit (“The Purple People Eater” was number one for six weeks in June and July, 1958). Wooley (whose first name is Shelby) played the part of Pete Nolan on TVʹs “Rawhide”, recorded novelty tunes under the name, Ben Colder and acted in “High Noon”, “Rocky Mountain”, “Giant” and “Hoosiers”. The Country Music Association honored him with the title of Comedian of the Year in 1968. If you remember the TV show “Hee Haw”, with Buck Owens and Roy Clark, it was Sheb Wooley who wrote the theme song.

In 1945, The mystery voice of Mr. Hush was heard for the first time on the radio show, “Truth or Consequences”, hosted by Ralph Edwards. The feature was intended as a spoof of giveaway shows. However, the idea was taken seriously and lasted five weeks before fighter, Jack Dempsey was identified as Mr. Hush — for a prize of $13,500.

In 1949, KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule. UHF stations broadcast from where the VHF (very high frequency) stations leave off — channels 14 through 83. Weird Al Yankovic starred in a movie 40 years later about a UHF station. We got it all on UHF!

In 1950, “Tom Corbett: Space Cadet”, TV Scifi Adventure; last aired on CBS, moved to ABC.

In 1950, “You Asked For It”, TV Series, debut on DUMONT.

In 1956, Number one Selling Album On This Date: The “Elvis” LP, which included “Love Me”, plus his versions of “Rip It Up”, “Long Tall Sally”, and “Ready Teddy”, plus “Old Shep” and “When My Blue Moon Turns Gold Again” (All told the album spent five weeks at number one plus eleven more weeks at number two.)

In 1956, R.C., “Singing The Blues” by Marty Robbins peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, R.C., “The Auctioneer” by Chuck Miller peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Where Is Santa Claus?)” by Augie Rios peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Green Christmas” by Stan Freberg peaked at #44 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms reentered the chart and peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Merry Christmas Baby” by Chuck Berry peaked at #71 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Run Rudolph Run” by Chuck Berry peaked at #69 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, The Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in the NFL championship game.

In 1958, “Young Doctor Malone”, TV Daytime Soap; debut on NBC.

In 1961, Beach Boys Have A Local Hit “Surfin” is added to the Top 40 play list of the leading Los Angeles rock ʹnʹ roll station, at the time KFWB.

In 1961, COVER OF TIME: JACKIE GLEASON. How sweet it is!

In 1961, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers at Hershey, Pennsylvania, the future site of his 100-point game.

In 1962, R.C., “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms reentered the chart and peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Monsterʹs Holiday” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee reentered the chart and peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Samʹs Song” by Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. peaked at #94 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by The Four Seasons peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Santa Claus Is Watching You” by Ray Stevens peaked at #45 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Donʹt Be Late)” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, Much to the chagrin of the disc jockeys at 50,000 watt, WABC in New York; the 5,000 watt blowtorch known as WMCA and its famed 'Good Guysʹ became the first radio station to play the Beatlesʹ “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. It happened this day at exactly 12:50 p.m., E.S.T. It didnʹt take long for WABC to get revenge, by becoming the 'official' Beatles station: W-A-Beatle-C and becoming the most listened to radio station in the New York because of it…

In 1965, “Thunderball” James Bond flick was released in theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1967, (or for the really picky, Stardate 4523.3), Star Trekʹs whimsical episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” aired on NBC. And from Spockʹs observations, theyʹre bisexual, reproducing at will. (Get it? Whimsical Tribbles at Will? Whimsical Will?) The starship Enterprise answers a subspace distress call from Space Station K7, and winds up ferrying a couple of tons of wheat, which soon are eaten by “only the sweetest creature known to man.” This episode was recently voted the favorite episode of that series by its fans.

In 1967, Dave Mason left the rock group Traffic while the group continued as a trio, yet, it was now a three-way Traffic jam.

In 1967, On Days of our Lives, Mickey Horton (John Clarke) married Laura Spencer (Susan Flannery) in a church wedding. Susan Martin (Denise Alexander) was honor attendant.

In 1967, On The Edge of Night, Julie Jamison (Millette Alexander) could not escape from the menacing Harry Constable.

In 1967, “Dream Girl Of '67”, TV Game Show; last aired on ABC.

In 1967, “Everybodyʹs Talking”, TV Game Show; last aired on ABC. Nobodyʹs watching.

In 1968, The Baltimore Colts shut out the Cleveland Browns 34-0 to win the NFL championship at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The Colts (15-1) avenge their only loss of the season holding the Browns scoreless for only the second time in their history.

In 1968, “Weeb” Ewbank became the first coach to win titles in both the NFL and AFL when his New York Jets defeated the Oakland Raiders 27-23 for the AFL championship. Joe Namath hits Don Maynard with a six-yard touchdown pass to give the Jets the win that led to the Jets visit to Super Bowl III against the Baltimore Colts, which on the same day today, defeated the Cleveland Browns 34-0 for the NFL championship.

In 1969, ABC replaces “The Joey Bishop Show” with a new late night version of “The Dick Cavett Show.” Somewhere in the darkness, a cricket chirps.

In 1969, “Life With Linkletter” second run, TV Variety; debut on NBC daytime.

In 1969, “Okie From Muskogee” album by Merle Haggard was released

In 1969, “Who, What, Or Where”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC with host Art James. This has nothing to do with the Who's On First Abbott and Costello sketch.

In 1970, Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the US Country charts with "Rose Garden". Written by Joe South, the song was also a major pop hit internationally, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway and hitting the top three in the United Kingdom. Anderson's version of "Rose Garden" remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time.

In 1972, Following 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of “LIFE” magazine hit the newsstands this day. The newsweekly is said to have “redefined photojournalism while showing America its own face”. Looking at several commemorative publications of the magazine, one can see why. The first issue of the magazine featured a newborn baby and a doctor, with the heading, “LIFE Begins”. The magazine later became an occasional publication, then a monthly.

In 1973, AMERICAN BANDSTAND Guest: former Temptation EDDIE KENDRICKS with his solo hits “KEEP ON TRUCKIN'” and “BOOGIE DOWN”

In 1973, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Featured: ISLEY BROTHERS, SLADE

In 1973, On the cover of TV Guide: “Mason Reese, the Seven Year Old Huckster” Other Articles: Guiding Light, Miss World

In 1973, R.C., “Dʹyer Makʹer” by Led Zeppelin peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)” by Helen Reddy peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Mind Games” by John Lennon peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Time In A Bottle” by Jim Croce peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Spiders and Snakes” by Jim Stafford entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1974, Today in Days of Our Lives History: Hope Williams Brady (b. 1974 on Days, but celebrated her 18th birthday in 1983 due to a soap opera disease called Rapid Aging Syndrome) Hopeʹs tombstone says her birthday is December 24, but the Days prop people made a mistake--due to low production budgets, theyʹre just too cheap to make a new one.

In 1974, “Sonny Comedy Revue”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC after bombing.

In 1975, ABC hires Regis Philbin to host a game show, which unfortunately does not save the network (because it had nothing to do with millionaires yet). “The Neighbors,” with five female contestants per show (all real life friends) answering questions created from gossip about one another and their private lives, only makes it to the beginning of April 1976. Definitely not a man-friendly daytime show.

In 1975, Mobile One (TV Adventure) aired for the last time.

In 1975, On Another World, Michael Randolph (Lionel Johnston) and his girlfriend Glenda Toland (Maia Danziger) arranged for Michael's twin sister, Marianne (Ariane Munker, now Ariana Chase) to have an abortion. Marianne had been deserted by her lover, Chris Pierson (Stephen Yates), when she revealed her pregnancy to him. Michael and Glenda, who had once undergone an abortion herself, made the arrangements for Marianne in New York. The twins' mother, Pat Randolph (Beverly Penberthy), was haunted by her own young pregnancy and tried to stop the event, but failed. Pat would withhold Marianne's abortion from her husband, John (Michael Ryan), which helped ruin the couple's long-term marriage.

In 1977, On One Life to Live, on their tropical honeymoon, Brad Vernon's (Jameson Parker) eyes were already straying to another woman when his wife Jenny (Kathy Glass) briefly left their restaurant table.

In 1979, On the last cover of TV Guide of the 70's: “cast of Charlieʹs Angels”. Other Articles: Archie Bunkerʹs Place.

In 1982, A Jamaican postage stamp featuring one of their most famous sons, the late reggae giant Bob Marley, was issued.

In 1982, On Texas, a KVIK telethon showcased local Houston talent including Lurlene Walker (Tina Johnson), Justin and Gregory (Linden) Marshall (Jerry Lanning and Damion Scheller), Allison Linden (Terri Garber), Vivien Gorrow (Gretchen Oehler), T.J. Canfield (David Forsyth), Paige Marshall (Lisby Larson) and Billy Joe Wright (John McCafferty). The soap was in its final three episodes.

In 1982, On “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC, sends Nastassja Kinski away in tears. Kinskiʹs hair was done in a bizarre bun-like manner that Letterman described as “an owl perched on her head.” Letterman sent the show to commercial once by saying, “Weʹll be right back with the rinse and set.” Kinski also was completed loopy and somewhat oblivious to Lettermanʹs mocking, not unlike Farrah Fawcett in her recent appearance. But the clincher for this episode being an all-timer was John Candyʹs appearance (later in the show). When Letterman introduced him, Candy walked out with his short hair moussed up on end.

In 1984, On the cover of TV Guide: “Larry Hagman and Linda Gray of Dallas”. Other Articles: Robert Prosky, Highway to Heaven

In 1984, R.C., “Do They Know Itʹs Christmas?” by Band Aid peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored his 100th point in the 35th game of the season, a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Gretzky went on to score 208 points that season, the third time he broke the 200-point barrier.

In 1986, On Santa Barbara, Tori (Kristen Meadows) returned to Santa Barbara to see Mason (Lane Davies) after her agent stole all her money.

In 1986, Wordplay, the game show that replaced Search for Tomorrow, debuted to strong ratings on NBC. The show faded quickly and was canceled less than nine months later.

In 1986, “Wordplay”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC.

In 1987, On Ryan's Hope, Maeve (Helen Gallagher) and Johnny (Bernard Barrow) fought when she demanded Dakota (Christopher Durham) move out. By the end of the episode, Johnny declared, "If he goes, I go."

In 1989, Jane Pauley marked her last day as co-host of the “Today” show after 13 years. Her successor was Deborah Norville.

In 1989, On All My Children: Tad Martin married Dixie…for the first time. Tad stumbled into the church late for the wedding.

In 1989, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show”, also known as “Itʹs Wallace?” and “Wallace and Company” taped its final show on KPHO-TV five in Phoenix, Arizona, ending one of the longest-running, daily, locally produced childrenʹs television shows in American broadcasting history with 35 years and nearly eight months.

In 1990, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Murphy Brown”. Other Articles: Sharon Gless, Flash, Offbeat Movies

In 1991, Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album repelaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

In 1993, On Another World, Lorna was outraged when the DA dropped the charges against her rapist, Kyle.

In 1995, Internet service provider CompuServe blocks access to more than 200 newsgroups and image databases deemed “sexually explicit” at the request of German prosecutors who are investigating cases of child pornography on the 'net. Included in the blanket ban are gay and lesbian political discussion groups, and support group chats about sexuality among the disabled.

In 1995, On General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) found Jason (Steve Burton) lying unconscious after being thrown from a car driven by a drunk AJ (Sean Kanan).

In 1995, The movie “Richard III” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1995, “Mr. Hollandʹs Opus” was widely opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1997, On General Hospital, Carly (Sarah Joy Brown) gave birth to a baby born, Michael Corinthos.

In 1997, On General Hospital, Carly gave birth to Michael.

In 1997, On Port Charles, Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) used her sex appeal to bait Rex (Wayne Northrop). "Rex, you'll never know what hit you," Lucy told herself.

In 1999, The Nasdaq composite index closed above 4,000 for the first time, ending the day at 4,041.46.

In 2001, On the cover of TV Guide: “George Harrison” (a tribute)

In 2003, Actor Earl Hindman (HYNDʹ-man), whoʹd played the mostly unseen neighbor Wilson on “Home Improvement,” died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 61. He also played Bob Reid in Ryan's Hope during its entire run (1975-1989).

In 2004, The movie “Beyond the Sea” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2005, on As the World Turns, Emily shot Paul in the back when he told her he wasn't going to marry her.

In 2006, Comedian Jay Mohr exchanged wedding vows with “Las Vegas” actress Nikki Cox.

In 2006, On Days of our Lives, Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) gave birth to a baby girl, Ciara Alice Brady, with father Bo.

In 2006, The movie “Miss Potter” opened in some theaters in a limited basis in the U.S.A.

In 2006, Word reached the United States of the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (because of the time difference, it was the morning of December 30 in Iraq when the hanging took place). In a statement, President George W. Bush called the execution an important milestone on Iraqʹs road to democracy.

In 2007, Longtime “Saturday Night Live” performer Jimmy Fallon and movie producer Nancy Juvonen were married in the Caribbean.

In 2008, on General Hospital, Robin and Patrick wed.

In 2011, In the highest-scoring regulation bowl game in history, Baylor tops Washington 67-56 in a wild Alamo Bowl shootout.

In 2012, The movie “Promised Land” opened in limited theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2017, on Days of Our Lives, Tyler Christopher debuted as Stefan O. DiMera.

In 2017, The movie “Film Stars Donʹt Die in Liverpool” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2019, British comedy writer and actor Neil Innes, who frequently worked with members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, died at the age of 75.

In 2019, “Brain Games” returned to be airing new episodes on National Geographic

In 2020, Milwaukee Bucks break NBA record for most three-pointers made by a team in a single game with 29 in a dominant 144-97 victory over the Heat in Miami.

In 2020, The Milwaukee Bucks made an NBA-record 29 three-pointers to lead the team to a 47-point triumph over the Miami Heat.

In 2021, Candace Parker, who helped the Chicago Sky win the franchiseʹs first WNBA championship, was named The Associated Pressʹ Female Athlete of the Year for a second time.

In 2022, Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, winner of a record three World Cups and standard-bearer for “the beautiful game,” died at age 82.

In 2023, The movie “Good Grief” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

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Movie Releases On This Date

In 1965, "Thunderball" opened in theaters in the U.K.

In 1967, "Weekend" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1971, "Straw Dogs" was released by Cinerama Releasing Corporation / ABC Pictures / Talent Associates / Amerbroco Films; Sam Peckinpah (director/screenplay); David Zelag Goodman (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Ken Hutchison, Len Jones, Sally Thomsett, Robert Keegan, Peter Arne, Colin Welland, David Warner, June Brown, Chloe Franks, Donald Webster, Cherina Schaer, Michael Mundell; Crime, Drama, Thriller; Live Action

In 1973, "Tidal Wave (Japan)" was released by Toho; Shiro Moritani (director); Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay); Keiju Kobayashi, Tetsuro Tamba, Ayumi Ishida, Hiroshi Fujioka, Yusuke Takita, Shōgo Shimada, Andrew Hughes, Nobuo Nakamura, Haruo Nakajima, Hideaki Nitani, Isao Natsuyagi, Akira Nagoya, Sakyo Komatsu

In 1983, "Seeding of a Ghost" was released by Shaw Brothers Studio; Chuan Yang (director); Lam Yee Hung (screenplay); Phillip Ko, Maria Yuen, Norman Chui; Horror; Live action

In 1993, "Ghost in the Machine" was released by 20th Century Fox; Rachel Talalay (director); William Davies, William Osborne (screenplay); Karen Allen, Chris Mulkey, Ted Marcoux, Wil Horneff, Jessica Walter, Brandon Quintin Adams, Rick Ducommun, Jack Laufer, Shevonne Durkin, Richard McKenzie, Nancy Fish, Richard Schiff; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live action

In 1993, "In the Name of the Father" was released by Universal Pictures; Jim Sheridan (director/screenplay); Terry George (screenplay); Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Beatie Edney, John Benfield, Paterson Joseph, Marie Jones, Gerard McSorley, Frank Harper, Mark Sheppard, Don Baker, Tom Wilkinson; Biography, Drama; Live action

In 1995, "12 Monkeys" was released by Universal Pictures; Terry Gilliam (director); David Peoples, Janet Peoples (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Jon Seda, Christopher Meloni, Frank Gorshin, Vernon Campbell, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Bob Adrian, Simon Jones, Carol Florence, Bill Raymond, Annie Golden, Thomas Roy, Joseph Melito; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1995, "Dead Man Walking" was released by Gramercy Pictures; Tim Robbins (director/screenplay); Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey, Celia Weston, Lois Smith, Scott Wilson, Roberta Maxwell, Margo Martindale, Kevin Cooney, Clancy Brown, Michael Cullen, Peter Sarsgaard, Jack Black, Missy Yager; Crime, Drama; Live Action

In 1995, "Mr. Holland's Opus" was released by Hollywood Pictures; Stephen Herek (director); Patrick Sheane Duncan (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Alicia Witt, Joanna Gleason, Damon Whitaker, Terrence Howard, Alexandra Boyd, Nicholas John Renner, Joseph Anderson, Anthony Natale, Beth Maitland, Balthazar Getty; Drama; Live Action

In 1995, "Restoration" was released by Miramax Films; Michael Hoffman (director); Rupert Walters (screenplay); Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, Meg Ryan, David Thewlis, Polly Walker, Ian McKellen, Hugh Grant, Ian McDiarmid, Mary MacLeod, Mark Letheren, Rosalind Bennett, David Gant, Benjamin Whitrow, Bryan Pringle, Roy Evans, John Quarmby, Roger Ashton-Griffiths; Historical, Drama; Live Action

In 1997, "Young and Dangerous 4" was released by Television Corporation of Singapore; Andrew Lau (director); Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan; Triad; Live Action

In 1999, "The Hurricane" was released by Universal Pictures / Beacon Pictures; Norman Jewison (director); Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon (screenplay); Denzel Washington, John Hannah, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, Vicellous Reon Shannon, David Paymer, Dan Hedaya, Harris Yulin, Rod Steiger, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown, Vincent Pastore, George T. Odom, Beatrice Winde; Biography, Drama; Live Action

In 1999, "Fantasia 2000" was released by Walt Disney Pictures; Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Francis Glebas, Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi (directors); James Levine, Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn Jillette, Teller, Angela Lansbury; Musical, Animation

In 2000, "The Claim" was released by United Artists; Michael Winterbottom (director); Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay); Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Wes Bentley, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley, Julian Richings, Shirley Henderson, Sean McGinley, Tom McCamus, Barry Ward, Duncan Frasier; Romance; Live Action

In 2000, "Shadow of the Vampire" was released by Lions Gate Films / Saturn Films; E. Elias Merhige (director); Steven Katz (screenplay); John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard, John Aden Gillett, Ronan Vibert, Nicholas Elliott, Sophie Langevin, Myriam Muller; Horror; Live Action

In 2004, "In Good Company" was released by Universal Pictures; Paul Weitz (director/screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Marg Helgenberger, David Paymer, Clark Gregg, Selma Blair, Ty Burrell, Frankie Faison, Philip Baker Hall, Amy Aquino, Lauren Tom, Colleen Camp, John Cho, Malcolm McDowell, Zena Grey; Comedy, Drama, Romance;

In 2004, "A Love Song for Bobby Long" was released by Lionsgate / Destination Films; Shainee Gabel (director/screenplay); John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger, Clayne Crawford, Sonny Shroyer, Carol Sutton, Warren Kole, Nick Loren; Drama

In 2005, "The Matador" was released by The Weinstein Company / Miramax Films / Stratus Film Company / DEJ Productions; Richard Shepard (director/screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, William Raymond, Adam Scott, Portia Dawson, Gabriela Goldsmith; Black Comedy, Crime

In 2006, "Arthur and the Invisibles" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / EuropaCorp; Luc Besson (director/screenplay); Céline Garcia (screenplay); Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, David Bowie, Mia Farrow, Snoop Dogg, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ron Crawford, Jason Bateman, Anthony Anderson; Adventure, Fantasy, Live-Action, Animation

In 2006, "Pan's Labyrinth" was released by Picturehouse / Telecinco Cinema; Guillermo del Toro (director/screenplay); Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Roger Casamajor, Federico Luppi; Fantasy

In 2010, "Another Year" was released by Sony Pictures Classics; Mike Leigh (director/screenplay); Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Philip Davis, Stuart McQuarrie, Ruth Sheen

In 2010, "Biutiful" was released by Roadside Attractions; Alejandro González Iñárritu (director/screenplay); Javier Bardem, Luo Jin, Maricel Álvarez, Nasser Saleh, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Diaryatou Daff, Taishen Cheng

In 2010, "Blue Valentine" was released by The Weinstein Company; Derek Cianfrance (director/screenplay); Cami Delavigne, Joey Curtis (screenplay); Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Doman, Ben Shenkman, Maryann Plunkett, Faith Wladyka, Marshall Johnson, Jen Jones

In 2022, "A Man Called Otto" was released by Columbia Pictures / Stage 6 Films / Playtone / SF Studios; Marc Forster (director), David Magee (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

In 2023, "Good Grief" was released by Netflix; Dan Levy (director/screenplay); Dan Levy, Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, Celia Imrie, David Bradley, Arnaud Valois, Luke Evans

The Holiday Almanacs December 29, 2024

What's Today?

Today is Sun Dec the 29 in the year 2024 , a leap year
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Fourth Day of Hanukkah
Fifth Day of Christmas
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[Texas] Admission Day (1945)
[USA] Bowling Ball Day (prop)
[USA] Halcyon Days (Day 2) (7 days, 2nd of two zones)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Ujamaa-Cooperative Economics Day (4th Day of Kwanzaa)
[World] Anti-Pent-Ultimate Day
[USA] Braille Literacy Week Begins

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
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