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December 22nd, 2007 (December 22 2007)DeathAdrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (born in 1932)
December 22nd, 2006 (December 22 2006)DeathGalina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (born in 1919)
December 22nd, 2006 (December 22 2006)DeathDennis Linde, American songwriter (born in 1943)
December 22nd, 2004 (December 22 2004)DeathDoug Ault, American baseball player (born in 1950)
December 22nd, 2003 (December 22 2003)EventA magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits near San Simeon, California.
December 22nd, 2003 (December 22 2003)DeathDave Dudley, American singer (born in 1928)
December 22nd, 2002 (December 22 2002)DeathDesmond Hoyte, President of Guyana (born in 1929)
December 22nd, 2002 (December 22 2002)DeathJoe Strummer, English musician (The Clash) (born in 1952)
December 22nd, 2001 (December 22 2001)EventBurhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.Hamid Karzai Quotes
December 22nd, 2001 (December 22 2001)EventRichard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
December 22nd, 1999 (December 22 1999)EventThe Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).
December 22nd, 1998 (December 22 1998)DeathMichelle Thomas, American actress (born in 1969)
December 22nd, 1997 (December 22 1997)EventActeal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
December 22nd, 1995 (December 22 1995)DeathButterfly McQueen, American actress (born in 1911)
December 22nd, 1995 (December 22 1995)DeathJames Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (born in 1907)
December 22nd, 1993 (December 22 1993)BirthAliana Lohan, American actress
December 22nd, 1993 (December 22 1993)DeathDon DeFore, American actor (born in 1913)
December 22nd, 1992 (December 22 1992)DeathFrederick Franz, Watchtower president (born in 1893)
December 22nd, 1990 (December 22 1990)EventFinal independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
December 22nd, 1990 (December 22 1990)BirthJean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor
December 22nd, 1989 (December 22 1989)EventAfter a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceausescu s Communist dictatorship.
December 22nd, 1989 (December 22 1989)EventBerlin s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
December 22nd, 1989 (December 22 1989)EventKempsey bus crash: Two tourist coaches collide on the Pacific Highway north of Kempsey, New South Wales
December 22nd, 1989 (December 22 1989)BirthJordin Sparks, American singer and American Idol winner
December 22nd, 1989 (December 22 1989)DeathSamuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1906)Samuel Beckett Quotes
December 22nd, 1988 (December 22 1988)EventChico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated.
December 22nd, 1988 (December 22 1988)DeathChico Mendes, Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist, and environmental activist (assassinated) (born in 1944)
December 22nd, 1985 (December 22 1985)DeathD. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (born in 1958)
December 22nd, 1984 (December 22 1984)EventSubway vigilante Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four African-American men on an express train in The Bronx borough of New York City.
December 22nd, 1984 (December 22 1984)BirthBasshunter, popular Swedish singer
December 22nd, 1983 (December 22 1983)BirthJennifer Hawkins, Australian Miss Universe
December 22nd, 1980 (December 22 1980)BirthChris Carmack, American actor
December 22nd, 1979 (December 22 1979)DeathDarryl F. Zanuck, American producer (born in 1902)
December 22nd, 1978 (December 22 1978)EventThe pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform. Deng Xiaoping Quotes
December 22nd, 1977 (December 22 1977)BirthSteve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player
December 22nd, 1976 (December 22 1976)BirthBrian A. Alexander, American screenwriter and director
December 22nd, 1976 (December 22 1976)BirthKatleen De Caluwe, Belgian athlete
December 22nd, 1976 (December 22 1976)BirthJason Lane, American Baseball Player
December 22nd, 1975 (December 22 1975)BirthChris Adler, American actor
December 22nd, 1975 (December 22 1975)BirthCrissy Moran, American erotic actress
December 22nd, 1975 (December 22 1975)BirthDmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer
December 22nd, 1975 (December 22 1975)BirthStanislav Neckar, Czech ice hockey player
December 22nd, 1974 (December 22 1974)EventGrande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.
December 22nd, 1974 (December 22 1974)EventTed Heath s house is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
December 22nd, 1974 (December 22 1974)BirthHeather Donahue, American actress
December 22nd, 1972 (December 22 1972)BirthBig Tigger, television host
December 22nd, 1972 (December 22 1972)BirthVanessa Paradis, French singer
December 22nd, 1971 (December 22 1971)BirthPat Mastroianni, Canadian actor
December 22nd, 1971 (December 22 1971)DeathGodfried Bomans, Dutch author and television personality (born in 1913)
December 22nd, 1969 (December 22 1969)BirthMyriam Bedard, Canadian athlete
December 22nd, 1968 (December 22 1968)BirthDina Meyer, American actress
December 22nd, 1968 (December 22 1968)BirthLauralee Bell, American actress
December 22nd, 1967 (December 22 1967)BirthDan Petrescu, Romanian footballer
December 22nd, 1967 (December 22 1967)BirthRichey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995)
December 22nd, 1967 (December 22 1967)BirthStephane Gendron, Quebec politician
December 22nd, 1967 (December 22 1967)BirthPaul Morris, Australian racing driver
December 22nd, 1966 (December 22 1966)BirthDmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet gymnast
December 22nd, 1966 (December 22 1966)BirthMarcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction)
December 22nd, 1965 (December 22 1965)EventIn the United Kingdom, a 70mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit.
December 22nd, 1965 (December 22 1965)DeathRichard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (born in 1913)
December 22nd, 1964 (December 22 1964)EventComedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.Lenny Bruce Quotes
December 22nd, 1964 (December 22 1964)EventFirst flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird).
December 22nd, 1963 (December 22 1963)EventCruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
December 22nd, 1963 (December 22 1963)BirthGiuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer
December 22nd, 1963 (December 22 1963)BirthLuna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter
December 22nd, 1962 (December 22 1962)BirthRalph Fiennes, English actor
December 22nd, 1961 (December 22 1961)BirthAndrew Fastow, American businessman
December 22nd, 1960 (December 22 1960)BirthWakin Chau, Chinese singer
December 22nd, 1960 (December 22 1960)BirthJean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (died in 1988)
December 22nd, 1960 (December 22 1960)BirthLuther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)
December 22nd, 1960 (December 22 1960)BirthPatrick Fitzgerald, American attorneyPatrick Fitzgerald Quotes
December 22nd, 1959 (December 22 1959)BirthBernd Schuster, German footballer
December 22nd, 1959 (December 22 1959)DeathGilda Gray, Polish-born American dancer and actress (born in 1901)
December 22nd, 1958 (December 22 1958)BirthFrank Gambale, Australian musician
December 22nd, 1958 (December 22 1958)BirthDavid Heavener, American actor and musician
December 22nd, 1957 (December 22 1957)BirthCarole James, Canadian politician
December 22nd, 1956 (December 22 1956)EventColo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity.
December 22nd, 1955 (December 22 1955)BirthLonnie Smith, American baseball playerSeba Smith Quotes
December 22nd, 1954 (December 22 1954)BirthHideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
December 22nd, 1953 (December 22 1953)BirthBernNadette Stanis, actress
December 22nd, 1953 (December 22 1953)BirthIan Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player
December 22nd, 1951 (December 22 1951)BirthGerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster
December 22nd, 1949 (December 22 1949)BirthMaurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (died in 2003)
December 22nd, 1949 (December 22 1949)BirthRobin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees)
December 22nd, 1948 (December 22 1948)BirthNoel Edmonds, English game show host
December 22nd, 1948 (December 22 1948)BirthSteve Garvey, American baseball player
December 22nd, 1948 (December 22 1948)BirthLynne Thigpen, American actress (died in 2003)
December 22nd, 1947 (December 22 1947)EventThe Constituent Assembly of Italy approves its constitution.
December 22nd, 1947 (December 22 1947)DeathHans Aumeier, German Nazi official and concentration camp commandant (born in 1906)
December 22nd, 1947 (December 22 1947)DeathTherese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (born in 1902)
December 22nd, 1946 (December 22 1946)BirthRick Nielsen, American musician (Cheap Trick)
December 22nd, 1945 (December 22 1945)BirthDiane Sawyer, American journalistDiane Sawyer Quotes
December 22nd, 1944 (December 22 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Bulge--German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"Anthony McAuliffe Quotes
December 22nd, 1944 (December 22 1944)EventWorld War II: Vietnam People s Army is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indo-China, now Vietnam.
December 22nd, 1944 (December 22 1944)BirthSteve Carlton, American baseball player
December 22nd, 1944 (December 22 1944)DeathHarry Langdon, American silent film actor (born in 1884)
December 22nd, 1943 (December 22 1943)BirthPaul Wolfowitz, American politicianPaul Wolfowitz Quotes
December 22nd, 1943 (December 22 1943)DeathBeatrix Potter, English writer (born in 1866)Beatrix Potter Quotes
December 22nd, 1942 (December 22 1942)EventWorld War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.Adolf Hitler Quotes
December 22nd, 1942 (December 22 1942)BirthDick Parry, English musician (Pink Floyd)
December 22nd, 1942 (December 22 1942)DeathFranz Boas, German anthropologist (born in 1858)Franz Boas Quotes
December 22nd, 1940 (December 22 1940)EventWorld War II: Himare is captured by the Greek army.
December 22nd, 1940 (December 22 1940)DeathNathanael West, American writer (born in 1903)
December 22nd, 1939 (December 22 1939)BirthJames Gurley, American musician
December 22nd, 1939 (December 22 1939)DeathMa Rainey, American singer (born in 1886)
December 22nd, 1938 (December 22 1938)BirthMatty Alou, Dominican baseball player
December 22nd, 1938 (December 22 1938)BirthLucien Bouchard, Quebec politician
December 22nd, 1937 (December 22 1937)EventThe Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
December 22nd, 1937 (December 22 1937)BirthEduard Uspensky, Russian writer
December 22nd, 1936 (December 22 1936)BirthJames Burke, British writer
December 22nd, 1936 (December 22 1936)BirthHector Elizondo, American actor
December 22nd, 1936 (December 22 1936)BirthWojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (died in 1969)
December 22nd, 1934 (December 22 1934)BirthDavid Pearson, American racecar driver
December 22nd, 1925 (December 22 1925)BirthLewis Glucksman, American financier (died in 2006)
December 22nd, 1924 (December 22 1924)BirthFrank Corsaro, American stage director
December 22nd, 1922 (December 22 1922)BirthJack Brooks, American politician
December 22nd, 1922 (December 22 1922)BirthRuth Roman, American actress (died in 1999)
December 22nd, 1921 (December 22 1921)BirthHawkshaw Hawkins, American country singer (died in 1963)
December 22nd, 1920 (December 22 1920)EventThe GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
December 22nd, 1917 (December 22 1917)BirthGene Rayburn, American game show host (died in 1999)Gene Ray Quotes
December 22nd, 1917 (December 22 1917)DeathMother Cabrini, first American citizen canonized by the Catholic Church (born in 1850)
December 22nd, 1915 (December 22 1915)BirthBarbara Billingsley, American actress
December 22nd, 1912 (December 22 1912)BirthLady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (died in 2007)
December 22nd, 1909 (December 22 1909)BirthPatricia Hayes, English actress (died in 1998)
December 22nd, 1907 (December 22 1907)BirthDame Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (died in 1991)
December 22nd, 1905 (December 22 1905)BirthKenneth Rexroth, American poet (died in 1982)Kenneth Rexroth Quotes
December 22nd, 1905 (December 22 1905)BirthPierre Brasseur, French actor (died in 1972)
December 22nd, 1903 (December 22 1903)BirthHaldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (died in 1983)
December 22nd, 1902 (December 22 1902)DeathRichard von Krafft-Ebing, German psychiatrist (born in 1840)
December 22nd, 1901 (December 22 1901)BirthAndre Kostelanetz, American popular music orchestra leader and arranger (died in 1980)
December 22nd, 1900 (December 22 1900)BirthMarc Allegret, French film director and screenwriter (died in 1973)
December 22nd, 1899 (December 22 1899)BirthGustav Grundgens, German actor (died in 1963)
December 22nd, 1899 (December 22 1899)DeathDwight L. Moody, American evangelist (born in 1837)
December 22nd, 1898 (December 22 1898)BirthVladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (died in 1974)
December 22nd, 1894 (December 22 1894)EventThe Dreyfus affair begins, in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason, on antisemitic grounds.
December 22nd, 1890 (December 22 1890)EventCornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
December 22nd, 1888 (December 22 1888)BirthJ. Arthur Rank, British film producer (died in 1972)
December 22nd, 1887 (December 22 1887)BirthSrinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (died in 1920)
December 22nd, 1885 (December 22 1885)EventIto Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
December 22nd, 1883 (December 22 1883)BirthEdgard Varese French-born composer (died in 1965)Edgard Varese Quotes
December 22nd, 1880 (December 22 1880)DeathGeorge Eliot, English writer (born in 1819)George Eliot Quotes
December 22nd, 1876 (December 22 1876)BirthFilippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian poet and editor (died in 1944)Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Quotes
December 22nd, 1874 (December 22 1874)BirthFranz Schmidt, Austrian composer (died in 1939)
December 22nd, 1872 (December 22 1872)BirthCamille Guerin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (died in 1961)
December 22nd, 1870 (December 22 1870)DeathGustavo Adolfo Becquer, Spanish poet and writer (born in 1836)
December 22nd, 1869 (December 22 1869)BirthEdwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (died in 1935)Edwin Arlington Robinson Quotes
December 22nd, 1869 (December 22 1869)BirthDmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (died in 1931)
December 22nd, 1867 (December 22 1867)DeathJean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (born in 1788)
December 22nd, 1864 (December 22 1864)EventSavannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his "March to the Sea".William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes
December 22nd, 1862 (December 22 1862)BirthConnie Mack, American baseball executive (died in 1956)
December 22nd, 1860 (December 22 1860)BirthAustin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (died in 1927)
December 22nd, 1858 (December 22 1858)BirthGiacomo Puccini, Italian composer (died in 1924)
December 22nd, 1856 (December 22 1856)BirthFrank B. Kellogg, U.S. Secretary of State, Nobel laureate (died in 1937)
December 22nd, 1853 (December 22 1853)BirthTeresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist (died in 1917)
December 22nd, 1853 (December 22 1853)BirthYevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (died in 1919)
December 22nd, 1851 (December 22 1851)EventThe first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
December 22nd, 1849 (December 22 1849)EventThe execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes
December 22nd, 1828 (December 22 1828)DeathWilliam Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (born in 1766)
December 22nd, 1819 (December 22 1819)BirthFranz Wilhelm Abt, German composer (died in 1870)
December 22nd, 1819 (December 22 1819)BirthPierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (died in 1892)
December 22nd, 1809 (December 22 1809)EventThe Non-Intercourse Act, lifting the Embargo Act except for the United Kingdom and France, passes the U.S. Congress.
December 22nd, 1807 (December 22 1807)EventThe Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.Thomas Jefferson Quotes
December 22nd, 1807 (December 22 1807)BirthJohann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (died in 1873)
December 22nd, 1806 (December 22 1806)DeathWilliam Vernon, American merchant (born in 1719)
December 22nd, 1805 (December 22 1805)BirthJohn Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (died in 1893)
December 22nd, 1790 (December 22 1790)EventThe Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies.
December 22nd, 1788 (December 22 1788)DeathPercivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (born in 1714)
December 22nd, 1767 (December 22 1767)DeathJohn Newbery, English publisher (born in 1713)
December 22nd, 1765 (December 22 1765)BirthJohann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (died in 1825)
December 22nd, 1738 (December 22 1738)DeathConstantia Jones, British prostitute (executed)
December 22nd, 1723 (December 22 1723)BirthCarl Friedrich Abel, German composer (died in 1787)
December 22nd, 1708 (December 22 1708)DeathHedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (born in 1681)
December 22nd, 1696 (December 22 1696)BirthJames Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (died in 1785)
December 22nd, 1694 (December 22 1694)BirthHermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (died in 1768) Philo Quotes
December 22nd, 1690 (December 22 1690)BirthMeidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (died in 1751)
December 22nd, 1681 (December 22 1681)DeathRichard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (born in 1611)
December 22nd, 1666 (December 22 1666)BirthGuru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (died in 1708)
December 22nd, 1660 (December 22 1660)DeathAndre Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (born in 1612)
December 22nd, 1646 (December 22 1646)DeathPeter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (born in 1596)
December 22nd, 1639 (December 22 1639)BirthJean Racine, French dramatist (died in 1699)Jean Racine Quotes
December 22nd, 1603 (December 22 1603)DeathMehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (born in 1566)
December 22nd, 1550 (December 22 1550)BirthCesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (died in 1631) Philo Quotes
December 22nd, 1550 (December 22 1550)DeathRichard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III
December 22nd, 1546 (December 22 1546)BirthKuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (died in 1604)
December 22nd, 1178 (December 22 1178)BirthEmperor Antoku of Japan (died in 1185)
December 22nd, 1100 (December 22 1100)DeathDuke Bretislaus II of Bohemia
December 22nd, 1095 (December 22 1095)BirthRoger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (died in 1154)

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