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- 12/22/18--21:13: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 23/12
- 484 – Huneric dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund, who becomes king of the Vandals. During his reign Christians are protected from persecution.
- 558 – Chlothar I is crowned King of the Franks.
- 562 – Hagia Sophia in Constantinople reopened with a rebuilt dome after a series of earthquakes caused the original to collapse.
- 583 – Maya queen Yohl Ik'nal is crowned ruler of Palenque.
- 679 – King Dagobert II is murdered while hunting.
- 962 – Arab–Byzantine wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo.
- 1572 – Theologian Johann Sylvan is executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs.
- 1688 – As part of the Glorious Revolution, King James II of England flees from England to Paris, France after being deposed in favor of his nephew, William of Orange and his daughter Mary.
- 1783 – George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1793 – The Battle of Savenay: A decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in War in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
- 1815 – The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first published.
- 1876 – First day of the Constantinople Conference which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.
- 1893 – The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
- 1913 – The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System.
- 1914 – World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1916 – World War I: Battle of Magdhaba: Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in the Sinai Peninsula.
- 1919 – Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the United Kingdom.
- 1936 – Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1941 – World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Imperial Japanese Army occupies Wake Island.
- 1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
- 1948 – Seven Japanese military and political leaders convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed by Allied occupation authorities at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan.
- 1954 – First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
- 1968 – The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
- 1970 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, New York is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
- 1970 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo officially becomes a one-party state.
- 1972 – A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
- 1972 – The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having reportedly survived by cannibalism.
- 1979 – Soviet–Afghan War: Soviet Union forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
- 1986 – Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.
- 1990 – History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia's overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
- 2002 – A U.S. MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 in the first combat engagement between a drone and conventional aircraft.
- 2003 – PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
- 2007 – An agreement is made for the Kingdom of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.
- 2015 – A bomb explodes at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport, killing one airport cleaner. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks claim responsibility for the attack four days later.
- 2016 – The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2334 condemning "Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967".
- 968 – Zhen Zong, emperor of the Song Dynasty (d. 1022)
- 1173 – Louis I, duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
- 1513 – Thomas Smith, English scholar and diplomat (d. 1577)
- 1525 – John Albert I, duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1576)
- 1573 – Giovanni Battista Crespi, Italian painter, sculptor and architect (d. 1465)
- 1582 – Severo Bonini, Italian organist and composer (d. 1663)
- 1544 – Anna of Saxony, only child and heiress of Maurice, Elector of Saxony (d. 1577)
- 1597 – Martin Opitz, German poet and composer (d. 1639)
- 1605 – Tianqi Emperor, Chinese emperor (d. 1627)
- 1613 – Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish field marshal and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1676)
- 1621 – Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
- 1621 – Edmund Berry Godfrey, English lawyer and judge (d. 1678)
- 1689 – Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (d. 1755)
- 1690 – Pamheiba, Indian emperor (d. 1751)
- 1713 – Maruyama Gondazaemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 3rd Yokozuna (d. 1749)
- 1732 – Richard Arkwright, English businessman and inventor, invented the Water frame and Spinning frame (d. 1792)
- 1745 – John Jay, American jurist and politician, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1829)
- 1750 – Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (d. 1827)
- 1758 – Nathan Wilson, American soldier and politician (d. 1834)
- 1766 – Wilhelm Hisinger, Swedish physicist and chemist (d. 1852)
- 1777 – Alexander I of Russia (d. 1825)
- 1790 – Jean-François Champollion, French philologist, orientalist, and scholar (d. 1832)
- 1793 – Dost Mohammad Khan, emir of Afghanistan (d. 1863)
- 1804 – Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French author, critic, and academic (d. 1869)
- 1805 – Joseph Smith, American religious leader, 1st President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1844)
- 1804 – Anthony Mary Claret, Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop and missionary (d. 1870)
- 1810 – Edward Blyth, English zoologist (d. 1873)
- 1810 – Karl Richard Lepsius, German Egyptologist (d. 1884)
- 1812 – Samuel Smiles, Scottish-English author (d. 1904)
- 1812 – Henri-Alexandre Wallon, French historian and statesman (d. 1904)
- 1819 – Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch pastor and poet (d. 1889)
- 1822 – Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
- 1828 – Mathilde Wesendonck, German poet and author (d. 1902)
- 1839 – János Murkovics, Slovene-Hungarian author and educator (d. 1917)
- 1843 – Richard Conner, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1924)
- 1854 – Henry B. Guppy, English botanist and author (d. 1926)
- 1867 – Madam C. J. Walker, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (d. 1919)
- 1870 – John Marin, American architect and painter (d. 1953)
- 1878 – Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic (d. 1972)
- 1885 – Pierre Brissaud, French illustrator, painter, and engraver (d. 1964)
- 1894 – Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (d. 1976)
- 1895 – Nola Luxford, New Zealand-American actress and broadcaster (d. 1994)
- 1896 – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Italian lieutenant and author (d. 1957)
- 1900 – Merle Barwis, American-Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2014)
- 1900 – Marie Bell, French actress and stage director (d. 1985)
- 1900 – Otto Soglow, American cartoonist (d. 1975)
- 1902 – Norman Maclean, American author and academic (d. 1990)
- 1902 – Charan Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (d. 1987)
- 1907 – Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean author and poet (d. 2005)
- 1907 – James Roosevelt, American general and politician (d. 1991)
- 1907 – Avraham Stern, Polish Zionist leader (d. 1942)
- 1908 – Yousuf Karsh, Armenian-Canadian photographer (d. 2002)
- 1910 – Kurt Meyer, German general (d. 1961)
- 1911 – James Gregory, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1911 – Niels Kaj Jerne, English-Danish physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- 1912 – Anna J. Harrison, American organic chemist and academic (d. 1998)
- 1912 – Woodrow Borah, American historian of Spanish America (d. 1999)
- 1916 – Dino Risi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- 1918 – José Greco, Italian-American dancer and choreographer (d. 2000)
- 1918 – Helmut Schmidt, German soldier, economist, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 2015)
- 1919 – Kenneth M. Taylor, American general and pilot (d. 2006)
- 1921 – Guy Beaulne, Canadian actor and director (d. 2001)
- 1922 – Micheline Ostermeyer, French discus thrower, shot putter, and pianist (d. 2001)
- 1923 – Onofre Marimón, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1954)
- 1923 – Günther Schifter, Austrian journalist and radio host (d. 2008)
- 1923 – James Stockdale, American admiral and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2005)
- 1924 – Bob Kurland, American basketball player and politician (d. 2013)
- 1925 – Duncan Hallas, English author and politician (d. 2002)
- 1925 – Rayner Unwin, English publisher (d. 2000)
- 1926 – Robert Bly, American poet and essayist
- 1926 – Harold Dorman, American rock & roll singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
- 1929 – Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player, flugelhorn player, and singer (d. 1988)
- 1929 – Dick Weber, American professional bowler (d. 2005)
- 1932 – Richard Clark Barkley, American soldier, academic, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to East Germany (d. 2015)
- 1933 – Akihito, Japanese emperor
- 1933 – Noella Leduc, American baseball player (d. 2014)
- 1935 – Paul Hornung, American football player and sportscaster
- 1935 – Johnny Kidd, English rock & roll singer-songwriter (d. 1966)
- 1935 – Abdul Ghani Minhat, Malaysian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- 1935 – Esther Phillips, American R&B singer (d. 1984)
- 1936 – Bobby Ross, American football player and coach
- 1936 – Willie Wood, American football player
- 1937 – Barney Rosenzweig, American screenwriter and producer
- 1937 – Nelson Shanks, American painter, historian, and educator (d. 2015)
- 1938 – Bob Kahn, American computer scientist and engineer, co-developed the Transmission Control Protocol
- 1939 – Nancy Graves, American sculptor and painter (d. 1995)
- 1940 – Mamnoon Hussain, Pakistani businessman and politician, 12th President of Pakistan
- 1940 – Jorma Kaukonen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1940 – Robert Labine, Canadian politician
- 1940 – Kevin Longbottom, Australian rugby league player (d. 1986)
- 1940 – Eugene Record, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
- 1941 – Peter Davis, English businessman
- 1941 – Tim Hardin, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1980)
- 1942 – Quentin Bryce, Australian lawyer and politician, 25th Governor-General of Australia
- 1943 – Ron Allen, American baseball player
- 1943 – Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Russian-French mathematician and academic
- 1943 – Harry Shearer, American actor, voice artist, and comedian
- 1943 – Queen Silvia of Sweden
- 1944 – Wesley Clark, American general
- 1945 – Adly Mansour, Egyptian lawyer, judge, and politician, President of Egypt
- 1945 – Geoffrey Wheatcroft, English journalist and author
- 1946 – Robbie Dupree, American singer-songwriter
- 1946 – Edita Gruberová, Slovak soprano and actress
- 1946 – Susan Lucci, American actress
- 1946 – John Sullivan, English screenwriter, producer, and composer (d. 2011)
- 1947 – Bill Rodgers, American runner
- 1948 – David Davis, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
- 1948 – Jim Ferguson, American guitarist, composer, and journalist
- 1948 – Jack Ham, American football player and sportscaster
- 1948 – Rick Wohlhuter, American runner
- 1949 – Adrian Belew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1949 – Reinhold Weege, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2012)
- 1950 – Michael C. Burgess, American obstetrician and politician
- 1950 – Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt, English general
- 1950 – Vicente del Bosque, Spanish footballer and manager
- 1950 – Ilchi Lee, South Korean author and educator
- 1951 – Anthony Phillips, English guitarist and songwriter
- 1952 – William Kristol, American journalist, publisher, and political activist/pundit
- 1953 – Andres Alver, Estonian architect and academic
- 1953 – Gerrit W. Gong, American religious leader and academic
- 1954 – Raivo Järvi, Estonian radio host and politician (d. 2012)
- 1955 – Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet and playwright
- 1955 – Grace Knight, English-Australian singer-songwriter
- 1956 – Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (d. 2001)
- 1956 – Dave Murray, English guitarist and songwriter
- 1957 – Dan Bigras, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1957 – Peter Wynn, Australian rugby league player and businessman
- 1958 – Joan Severance, American actress
- 1958 – Victoria Williams, American singer-songwriter
- 1961 – Ezzat el Kamhawi, Egyptian journalist and author
- 1961 – Ketan J. Patel, Kenyan-English biologist and academic
- 1961 – Carol Smillie, Scottish model and actress
- 1961 – Lorna Tolentino, Filipino actress and producer
- 1962 – Bertrand Gachot, Belgian race car driver
- 1962 – Stefan Hell, Romanian-German physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1962 – Kang Je-gyu, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1962 – Keiji Mutoh, Japanese wrestler and actor
- 1963 – Jim Harbaugh, American football player and coach
- 1963 – Jess Harnell, American singer-songwriter
- 1963 – Donna Tartt, American author
- 1963 – Ante Zelck, German businessman
- 1964 – Eddie Vedder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1966 – Badi Assad, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1967 – Carla Bruni, Italian-French singer-songwriter and model
- 1967 – Tim Fountain, English author and playwright
- 1967 – Otis Grant, Jamaican-Canadian boxer, coach, and manager
- 1968 – Karyn Bryant, American journalist, actress, producer, and screenwriter
- 1968 – Barry Kooser, American painter and animator
- 1968 – Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Puerto Rican-American photographer
- 1968 – René Tretschok, German footballer and manager
- 1969 – Greg Biffle, American race car driver
- 1969 – Martha Byrne, American actress and singer
- 1969 – Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
- 1969 – Rodney Culver, American football player (d. 1996)
- 1970 – Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian speed skater and sportscaster
- 1970 – Raymont Harris, American football player
- 1970 – Karine Polwart, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1971 – Chris Cook, American race car driver
- 1971 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
- 1971 – Jo Johnson, English banker, journalist, and politician
- 1971 – Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer
- 1971 – Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, English model, actress, and author (d. 2017)
- 1971 – Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist
- 1971 – Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter
- 1972 – Christian Potenza, Canadian actor, voice actor and singer
- 1972 – Morgan, Italian singer-songwriter and composer
- 1974 – Agustín Delgado, Ecuadorian footballer and politician
- 1974 – Mieszko Talarczyk, Polish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2004)
- 1975 – Vadim Sharifijanov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1975 – Lady Starlight, American singer-songwriter
- 1976 – Joanna Hayes, American hurdler and coach
- 1976 – Brad Lidge, American baseball player
- 1976 – Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Uzbek-Greek footballer and manager
- 1976 – Jamie Noble, American wrestler and producer
- 1977 – Matt Baker, English television presenter
- 1977 – Alge Crumpler, American football player
- 1977 – Tore Johansen, Norwegian trumpeter and composer
- 1977 – Jari Mäenpää, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1977 – Paul Shirley, American basketball player and blogger
- 1978 – Esthero, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer
- 1978 – Andra Davis, American football player
- 1978 – Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1978 – Estella Warren, Canadian swimmer, model, and actress
- 1979 – Abraham Chebii, Kenyan runner
- 1979 – Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player
- 1979 – Megan Mayhew Bergman, American author and educator
- 1979 – Kenny Miller, Scottish footballer
- 1979 – Yukifumi Murakami, Japanese javelin thrower
- 1980 – Cody Ross, American baseball player
- 1981 – Maritza Correia, Puerto Rican-American swimmer
- 1981 – Yuriorkis Gamboa, Cuban boxer
- 1981 – Hiro Fujiwara, Japanese manga artist
- 1981 – Agnes Milowka, Polish-Australian diver, explorer, photographer, and author (d. 2011)
- 1981 – Mario Santana, Argentinian footballer
- 1982 – Brad Nelson, American baseball player
- 1982 – Thomas Rohregger, Austrian cyclist
- 1983 – Michael Chopra, English footballer
- 1983 – Lisa Dobriskey, English runner
- 1983 – Hanley Ramírez, Dominican baseball player
- 1984 – Dudu Aharon, Israeli singer-songwriter
- 1984 – Josh Satin, American baseball player
- 1984 – Sebastian Werle, German rugby player
- 1985 – Harry Judd, English drummer and songwriter
- 1986 – Thomas Bourgin, French motorcycle racer (d. 2013)
- 1986 – Beau Champion, Australian rugby league player
- 1986 – Balázs Dzsudzsák, Hungarian footballer
- 1986 – T. J. Oshie, American ice hockey player
- 1987 – Tommaso Bellazzini, Italian footballer
- 1987 – Owen Franks, New Zealand rugby player
- 1988 – Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013
- 1989 – Liis Koger, Estonian painter and poet
- 1992 – Jeff Schlupp, German footballer
- 1996 – Bartosz Kapustka, Polish footballer
- 2002 – Finn Wolfhard, Canadian actor
- 423 – Ming Yuan Di, ruler of Northern Wei (b. 392)
- 484 – Huneric, Vandal king
- 668 – Mor Gabriel, Turkish bishop and saint (b. 594)
- 679 – Dagobert II, Frankish king (b. 650)
- 761 – Gaubald, Frankish bishop (b. 700)
- 889 – Solomon II, bishop of Constance
- 910 – Naum of Preslav, Bulgarian missionary and scholar
- 918 – Conrad I, king of East Francia (b. 890)
- 940 – Ar-Radi, Abbasid caliph (b. 909)
- 1172 – Ugo Ventimiglia, Italian cardinal
- 1193 – Thorlak, patron saint of Iceland (b. 1133)
- 1230 – Berengaria of Navarre, queen of England (b. 1165)
- 1304 – Matilda of Habsburg, duchess regent of Bavaria (b. 1253)
- 1332 – Philip I, Prince of Taranto (b. 1278)
- 1383 – Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia (b. 1320)
- 1384 – Thomas Preljubović, ruler of Epirus
- 1392 – Isabella of Castile, duchess of York (b. 1355)
- 1556 – Nicholas Udall, English cleric, playwright, and educator (b. 1504)
- 1568 – Roger Ascham, English scholar and academic (b. 1515)
- 1575 – Akiyama Nobutomo, Japanese samurai (b. 1531)
- 1588 – Henry I, duke of Guise (b. 1550)
- 1631 – Michael Drayton, English poet and playwright (b. 1563)
- 1646 – François Maynard, French poet and academic (b. 1582)
- 1652 – John Cotton, English minister and theologian (b. 1585)
- 1675 – Caesar, duc de Choiseul, French general and diplomat (b. 1602)
- 1722 – Pierre Varignon, French mathematician and academic (b. 1654)
- 1761 – Alastair Ruadh MacDonnell, Scottish spy (b. 1725)
- 1763 – Antoine François Prévost, French novelist and translator (b. 1697)
- 1771 – Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns (b. 1701)
- 1779 – Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, English admiral and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1724)
- 1789 – Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French priest and educator (b. 1712)
- 1795 – Henry Clinton, English general and politician (b. 1730)
- 1805 – Pehr Osbeck, Swedish explorer and author (b. 1723)
- 1834 – Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and demographer (b. 1766)
- 1884 – John Chisum, American businessman and poker player (b. 1824)
- 1889 – Constance Naden, English poet and philosopher (b. 1858)
- 1902 – Frederick Temple, English archbishop and academic (b. 1821)
- 1906 – Mdungazwe Ngungunyane Nxumalo, last emperor of the Gaza Empire (b. c.1850)
- 1912 – Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist and academic (b. 1850)
- 1926 – Swami Shraddhanand, Indian monk, missionary, and educator (b. 1856)
- 1930 – Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay, Turkish lieutenant and educator (b. 1906)
- 1931 – Wilson Bentley, American meteorologist and photographer (b. 1865)
- 1939 – Anthony Fokker, Indonesia-born Dutch pilot and engineer, designed the Fokker Dr.I and Fokker D.VII (b. 1890)
- 1946 – John A. Sampson, American gynecologist and academic (b. 1873)
- 1948 – Akira Mutō, Japanese general (b. 1883)
- 1948 – Hideki Tojo, Japanese general and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1884)
- 1948 – Seishirō Itagaki, Japanese general (b. 1885)
- 1948 – Heitarō Kimura, Japanese general (b. 1888)
- 1948 – Iwane Matsui, Japanese general (b. 1878)
- 1948 – Kenji Doihara, Japanese general (b. 1883)
- 1948 – Kōki Hirota, Japanese diplomat and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)
- 1950 – Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (b. 1878)
- 1953 – Lavrentiy Beria, Georgian-Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Internal Affairs (b. 1899)
- 1954 – René Iché, French soldier and sculptor (b. 1897)
- 1961 – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author (b. 1875)
- 1961 – Kurt Meyer, German general (b. 1910)
- 1970 – Charles Ruggles, American actor (b. 1886)
- 1970 – Aleksander Warma, Estonian lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1890)
- 1972 – Andrei Tupolev, Russian engineer, designed the Tupolev Tu-95 and Tupolev Tu-104 (b. 1888)
- 1973 – Charles Atlas, Italian-American bodybuilder and model (b. 1892)
- 1973 – Irna Phillips, American screenwriter, created Guiding Light and As the World Turns (b. 1901)
- 1979 – Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector (b. 1898)
- 1982 – Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- 1983 – Colin Middleton, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1910)
- 1984 – Joan Lindsay, Australian author and playwright (b. 1896)
- 1992 – Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (b. 1934)
- 1994 – Sebastian Shaw, English actor, director, and playwright (b. 1905)
- 1995 – Patric Knowles, English actor (b. 1911)
- 1998 – Joe Orlando, Italian-American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
- 2000 – Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
- 2000 – Victor Borge, Danish-American comedian, pianist, and conductor (b. 1909)
- 2000 – Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (b. 1926)
- 2001 – Bola Ige, Nigerian lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Oyo State (b. 1930)
- 2004 – P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)
- 2005 – Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1914)
- 2006 – Charlie Drake, English actor (b. 1925)
- 2006 – Timothy J. Tobias, American pianist and composer (b. 1952)
- 2006 – Johnny Vincent, English footballer (b. 1947)
- 2007 – William Francis Ganong, Jr., American physiologist and academic (b. 1924)
- 2007 – Michael Kidd, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1915)
- 2007 – Oscar Peterson, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1925)
- 2009 – Robert L. Howard, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1939)
- 2009 – Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan general and politician (b. 1910)
- 2009 – Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian theologian and academic (b. 1914)
- 2010 – Fred Hargesheimer, American soldier and pilot (b. 1916)
- 2010 – K. Karunakaran, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Kerala (b. 1918)
- 2011 – Aydın Menderes, Turkish economist and politician (b. 1946)
- 2012 – Jean Harris, American educator and murderer (b. 1923)
- 2012 – Eduardo Maiorino, Brazilian mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1979)
- 2012 – Capital STEEZ, American rapper (b. 1993)
- 2013 – Chryssa, Greek-American sculptor (b. 1933)
- 2013 – Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and weapons designer, designed the AK-47 rifle (b. 1919)
- 2013 – Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (b. 1920)
- 2013 – Ricky Lawson, American drummer and composer (b. 1954)
- 2013 – José Ortiz, Spanish illustrator (b. 1932)
- 2013 – G. S. Shivarudrappa, Indian poet and educator (b. 1926)
- 2013 – Kerimbubu Shopokova, Kyrgyzstani collective farm worker of the Soviet era (b. 1917)
- 2013 – Robert W. Wilson, American philanthropist and art collector (b. 1928)
- 2014 – Edward Greenspan, Canadian lawyer and author (b. 1944)
- 2014 – Robert V. Hogg, American statistician and academic (b. 1924)
- 2014 – Jeremy Lloyd, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- 2015 – Alfred G. Gilman, American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1941)
- 2015 – Don Howe, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)
- 2015 – Jean-Marie Pelt, French biologist, pharmacist, and academic (b. 1933)
- 2015 – Bülent Ulusu, Turkish admiral and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1923)
- 2017 – Maurice Hayes, Irish educator and politician (b. 1927)
- 12/22/18--21:23: ΣΗΜΕΡΑ-23 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ
- 12/22/18--21:25: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
- 12/22/18--21:25: ΑΥΞΑΝΟΝΤΑΙ ΟΙ ΤΙΜΕΣ ΣΤΑ ΔΙΟΔΙΑ
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- 12/22/18--21:47: Article 0
- 12/23/18--20:58: Article 8
- 12/23/18--21:07: ΤΟ ΠΑΓΩΤΟ 'ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΑ'ΤΗΣ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙΚΗΣ
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- 12/23/18--21:23: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 24/12
- 502 – Chinese emperor Xiao Yan names Xiao Tong his heir designate.
- 640 – Pope John IV is elected.
- 759 – Tang dynasty poet Du Fu departs for Chengdu, where he is hosted by fellow poet Pei Di.
- 820 – Emperor Leo V is assassinated in the Hagia Sophia at Constantinople and is succeeded by Michael II.
- 1144 – The capital of the crusader County of Edessa falls to Imad ad-Din Zengi, the atabeg of Mosul and Aleppo.
- 1294 – Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
- 1500 – A joint Venetian–Spanish fleet captures the Castle of St. George on the island of Cephalonia.
- 1737 – The Marathas defeat the combined forces of the Mughal Empire, Rajputs of Jaipur, Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab of Awadh and Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Bhopal.
- 1777 – Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook.
- 1800 – The Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise fails to kill Napoleon Bonaparte.
- 1814 – Representatives of Britain and the United States sign the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.
- 1818 – The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
- 1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
- 1846 – British acquired Labuan from the Sultanate of Brunei for Great Britain.
- 1851 – The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns.
- 1865 – Jonathan Shank and Barry Ownby form The Ku Klux Klan.
- 1868 – The Greek Presidential Guard is established as the royal escort by King George I.
- 1871 – The Opera Aida opens in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1906 – Radio: Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
- 1911 – Lackawanna Cut-Off railway line opens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- 1913 – The Italian Hall disaster in Calumet, Michigan results in the deaths of 73 Christmas party participants (including 59 children) when someone falsely yells "fire".
- 1914 – World War I: The "Christmas truce" begins.
- 1924 – Albania becomes a republic.
- 1929 – Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen.
- 1939 – World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
- 1941 – World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
- 1941 – World War II: Benghazi is conquered by British forces.
- 1942 – World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers, Algeria.
- 1943 – World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander for the Invasion of Normandy.
- 1945 – Five of nine children become missing after their home in Fayetteville, West Virginia, is burned down.
- 1951 – Libya becomes independent from Italy. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya.
- 1952 – First flight of Britain's Handley Page Victor strategic bomber.
- 1953 – Tangiwai disaster: In New Zealand's North Island, at Tangiwai, a railway bridge is damaged by a lahar and collapses beneath a passenger train, killing 151 people.
- 1964 – Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.
- 1966 – A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
- 1968 – Apollo program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed ten lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures.
- 1969 – The oil company Phillips Petroleum made the first oil discovery in the Norwegian sector of North Sea.
- 1969 – Nigerian troops capture Umuahia, the Biafran capital.
- 1973 – District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
- 1974 – Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
- 1980 – Witnesses report the first of several sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, an incident called "Britain's Roswell".
- 1994 – Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked on the ground at Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers, Algeria. Over the course of three days three passengers are killed, as are all four terrorists.
- 1997 – The Sid El-Antri massacre in Algeria kills between 50 and 100 people.
- 1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 is hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The aircraft landed at Kandahar in Afghanistan. The incident ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (one passenger is killed).
- 2003 – The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.
- 2005 – Chad–Sudan relations: Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
- 2008 – Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400.
- 3 BC – Galba, Roman emperor (d. 69)
- 1166 – John, King of England (d. 1216)
- 1389 – John V, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
- 1474 – Bartolomeo degli Organi, Italian musician (d. 1539)
- 1475 – Thomas Murner, German poet and translator (d. 1537)
- 1508 – Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian scholar (d. 1567)
- 1520 – Martha Leijonhufvud, Swedish noble (d. 1584)
- 1537 – Willem IV van den Bergh, Stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen (d. 1586)
- 1549 – Kaspar Ulenberg, German theologian (d. 1617)
- 1588 – Constance of Austria (d. 1631)
- 1596 – Leonaert Bramer, Dutch painter (d. 1674)
- 1597 – Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (d. 1662)
- 1625 – Johann Rudolph Ahle, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1673)
- 1635 – Mariana of Austria (d. 1696)
- 1679 – Domenico Sarro, Italian composer and educator (d. 1744)
- 1698 – William Warburton, English bishop (d. 1779)
- 1726 – Johann Hartmann, Danish composer (d. 1793)
- 1731 – Julie Bondeli, Swiss salonist and lady of letters (d. 1778)
- 1754 – George Crabbe, English priest, surgeon, and poet (d. 1832)
- 1761 – Selim III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)
- 1761 – Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
- 1798 – Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (d. 1855)
- 1809 – Kit Carson, American general (d. 1868)
- 1810 – Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (d. 1873)
- 1812 – Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German lawyer and jurist (d. 1894)
- 1818 – James Prescott Joule, English physicist and brewer (d. 1889)
- 1822 – Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (d. 1888)
- 1827 – Alexander von Oettingen, German theologian and statistician (d. 1905)
- 1837 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria (d. 1898)
- 1843 – Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet and playwright (d. 1886)
- 1845 – George I of Greece (d. 1913)
- 1865 – Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, educator, and diplomat, founded the Askenazy school (d. 1935)
- 1867 – Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet and educator (d. 1915)
- 1868 – Charles Harvey Bollman, American naturalist (d. 1889)
- 1868 – Emanuel Lasker, German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1941)
- 1869 – Henriette Roland Holst, Dutch poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1952)
- 1872 – Frederick Semple, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1927)
- 1875 – Émile Wegelin, French rower (d. 1962)
- 1877 – Sigrid Schauman, Finnish painter and critic (d. 1979)
- 1879 – Émile Nelligan, Canadian poet (d. 1941)
- 1879 – Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1952)
- 1880 – Johnny Gruelle, American author and illustrator (d. 1939)
- 1881 – Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer and critic (d. 1946)
- 1882 – Hans Rebane, Estonian journalist and politician, 8th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1961)
- 1883 – Stefan Jaracz, Polish actor and producer (d. 1945)
- 1885 – Paul Manship, American sculptor (d. 1966)
- 1887 – Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (d. 1951)
- 1888 – Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1962)
- 1891 – Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Russian illustrator and painter (d. 1970)
- 1892 – Ruth Chatterton, American actress (d. 1961)
- 1893 – Harry Warren, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)
- 1894 – Georges Guynemer, French captain and pilot (d. 1917)
- 1894 – Jack Thayer, American businessman (d. 1945)
- 1895 – E. Roland Harriman, American financier and philanthropist (d. 1978)
- 1895 – Noel Streatfeild, English author (d. 1986)
- 1895 – Marguerite Williams, American geologist (d. 1991)
- 1897 – Ville Pörhölä, Finnish shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1964)
- 1897 – Väinö Sipilä, Finnish runner (d. 1987)
- 1898 – Baby Dodds, American drummer (d. 1959)
- 1900 – Joey Smallwood, Canadian journalist and politician, 1st Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
- 1900 – Hawayo Takata, Japanese-American teacher and master practitioner of Reiki (d. 1980)
- 1903 – Joseph Cornell, American sculptor and director (d. 1972)
- 1903 – Ernst Krenkel, Polish-Russian geographer and explorer (d. 1971)
- 1903 – Ava Helen Pauling, American humanitarian and activist (d. 1981)
- 1904 – Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2008)
- 1905 – Howard Hughes, American businessman, engineer, and pilot (d. 1976)
- 1906 – Franz Waxman, German-American composer and conductor (d. 1967)
- 1907 – I. F. Stone, American journalist and author (d. 1989)
- 1910 – Ellen Braumüller, German javelin thrower and triathlete (d. 1991)
- 1910 – Fritz Leiber, American author and poet (d. 1992)
- 1910 – Max Miedinger, Swiss typeface designer, created Helvetica (d. 1980)
- 1913 – Ad Reinhardt, American painter and academic (d. 1967)
- 1914 – Ralph Marterie, Italian-American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1978)
- 1914 – Herbert Reinecker, German author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- 1919 – Qateel Shifai, Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 2001)
- 1919 – Pierre Soulages, French artist
- 1920 – Franco Lucentini, Italian author and screenwriter (d. 2002)
- 1920 – Yevgeniya Rudneva, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant and navigator (d. 1944)
- 1921 – Bill Dudley, American football player (d. 2010)
- 1922 – Ava Gardner, American actress (d. 1990)
- 1923 – George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
- 1923 – William C. Schneider, American aerospace engineer (d. 1999)
- 1924 – Lee Dorsey, American singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1924 – Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somalian soldier and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (d. 2014)
- 1924 – Mohammed Rafi, Indian singer (d. 1980)
- 1924 – Norman Rossington, English actor (d. 1999)
- 1927 – Mary Higgins Clark, American author
- 1928 – Lev Vlassenko, Georgian-Australian pianist and educator (d. 1996)
- 1929 – Lennart Skoglund, Swedish footballer (d. 1975)
- 1929 – Philip Ziegler, English historian and author
- 1930 – Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1988)
- 1930 – John J. Kelley, American runner (d. 2011)
- 1931 – Ray Bryant, American pianist and composer (d. 2011)
- 1931 – Mauricio Kagel, Argentinian-German composer and scholar (d. 2008)
- 1932 – Colin Cowdrey, Indian-English cricketer (d. 2000)
- 1932 – On Kawara, Japanese-American painter (d. 2014)
- 1934 – John Critchinson, English pianist and composer (d. 2017)
- 1934 – Stjepan Mesić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Croatia
- 1934 – Alex Hutchinson, Australian jazz musician.
- 1936 – Ivan Lawrence, English lawyer and politician
- 1937 – Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- 1937 – John Taylor, Baron Kilclooney, Northern Irish politician, Irish Minister of Home Affairs
- 1938 – Bobby Henrich, American baseball player
- 1938 – Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese soldier and politician
- 1940 – Janet Carroll, American actress and singer (d. 2012)
- 1941 – Mike Hazlewood, English singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
- 1942 – Indra Bania, Indian actor, director, and playwright (d. 2015)
- 1942 – Jonathan Borofsky, American sculptor and painter
- 1942 – Đoàn Viết Hoạt, Vietnamese journalist, educator, and activist
- 1943 – Tarja Halonen, Finnish lawyer and politician, 11th President of Finland
- 1943 – Suzy Menkes, English journalist and critic
- 1944 – Barry Elliott, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- 1944 – Mike Curb, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California
- 1944 – Oswald Gracias, Indian cardinal
- 1944 – Daniel Johnson, Jr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Premier of Quebec
- 1944 – Erhard Keller, German speed skater
- 1944 – Bob Shaw, Australian golfer
- 1944 – Woody Shaw, American trumpeter (d. 1989)
- 1945 – Lemmy, English hard rock singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2015)
- 1945 – Steve Smith, Canadian-American actor and comedian
- 1946 – Jan Akkerman, Dutch rock guitarist and songwriter
- 1946 – Jerry Savelle Televangelist author and speaker
- 1946 – Jeff Sessions, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Alabama and 84th Attorney General of the United States
- 1947 – Kevin Sheedy, Australian footballer and coach
- 1948 – Stan Bowles, English footballer and sportscaster
- 1948 – Frank Oliver, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- 1949 – Warwick Brown, Australian race car driver
- 1949 – Randy Neugebauer, American accountant and politician
- 1950 – Dana Gioia, American poet and critic
- 1950 – Hiroshi Ikushima, Japanese businessman and academic
- 1950 – Libby Larsen, American composer
- 1951 – John D'Acquisto, American baseball player
- 1951 – Nick Kent, English-French journalist and author
- 1952 – Michael Ray, American jazz musician
- 1953 – Timothy Carhart, American actor
- 1954 – Yves Debay, Congolese-French commander and journalist (d. 2013)
- 1954 – José María Figueres, Costa Rican businessman and politician, President of Costa Rica
- 1954 – Helen Jones, English lawyer and politician
- 1954 – Dale Brown Emeagwali, American microbiologist and cancer researcher
- 1955 – Scott Fischer, American mountaineer and guide (d. 1996)
- 1955 – Clarence Gilyard, American actor and educator
- 1956 – Anil Kapoor, Indian actor and producer.
- 1956 – Shim Hwa-jin, South Korean academic and educator
- 1957 – Hamid Karzai, Afghan politician, 12th President of Afghanistan
- 1958 – Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer and producer (d. 2008)
- 1958 – Paul Pressey, American basketball player and coach
- 1958 – Gene Sperling, American economist
- 1958 – Diane Tell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1959 – Chris Blackhurst, English journalist
- 1959 – Lee Daniels, American director and producer
- 1960 – Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (d. 2002)
- 1960 – Carol Vorderman, English television host
- 1961 – Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijani businessman and politician, 4th President of Azerbaijan
- 1961 – Mary Barra, American businesswoman, current CEO and chairwoman of General Motors
- 1961 – Eriko Kitagawa, Japanese director and screenwriter
- 1961 – Darren Wharton, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- 1961 – Wade Williams, American actor
- 1961 – Jay Wright, American basketball player and coach
- 1962 – Kate Spade, American fashion designer, co-founded Kate Spade New York (d. 2018)
- 1963 – Caroline Aherne, English actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- 1963 – Jay Bilas, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1963 – Timo Jutila, Finnish ice hockey player and sportscaster
- 1963 – Mary Ramsey, American singer-songwriter and violinist
- 1963 – Neil Turbin, American singer-songwriter
- 1964 – Mark Valley, American actor
- 1965 – Millard Powers, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- 1965 – William Branham, American minister
- 1966 – Diedrich Bader, American actor
- 1967 – Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
- 1967 – Pernilla Wahlgren, Swedish singer and actress
- 1968 – Doyle Bramhall II, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1968 – Marleen Renders, Belgian runner
- 1969 – Brad Anderson, American wrestler
- 1969 – Milan Blagojevic, Australian footballer and manager
- 1969 – Pernille Fischer Christensen, Danish director and screenwriter
- 1969 – Taro Goto, Japanese soccer player
- 1969 – Leavander Johnson, American boxer (d. 2005)
- 1969 – Ryuji Kato, Japanese soccer player
- 1969 – Nick Love, English director and screenwriter
- 1969 – Clinton McKinnon, American saxophonist and keyboard player
- 1969 – Ed Miliband, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
- 1969 – Mark Millar, Scottish author
- 1969 – Luis Musrri, Chilean footballer and manager
- 1969 – Oleg Skripochka, Russian astronaut and engineer
- 1969 – Gintaras Staučė, Lithuanian footballer and manager
- 1969 – Michael Zucchet, American economist and politician
- 1970 – Adam Haslett, American author and academic
- 1970 – Amaury Nolasco, Puerto Rican-American actor
- 1971 – Geoff Allott, New Zealand cricketer
- 1971 – Sascha Fischer, German rugby player
- 1971 – Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and actor
- 1972 – Álvaro Mesén, Costa Rican footballer
- 1972 – Klaus Schnellenkamp, Chilean businessman and author
- 1973 – Liu Dong, Chinese-Spanish runner
- 1973 – Paul Foot, English comedian
- 1973 – Stephenie Meyer, American author and film producer
- 1973 – Ali Salem Tamek, Moroccan activist
- 1974 – Thure Lindhardt, Danish actor
- 1974 – Paal Nilssen-Love, Norwegian drummer and composer
- 1974 – Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
- 1974 – Ryan Seacrest, American radio host and television personality, and producer
- 1974 – J.D. Walsh, American actor, director, and producer
- 1976 – Linda Ferga, French hurdler
- 1977 – Michael Raymond-James, American actor
- 1978 – Yıldıray Baştürk, German-Turkish footballer
- 1978 – Warren Tredrea, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- 1979 – Chris Hero, American wrestler and trainer
- 1980 – Maarja Liis-Ilus, Estonian pop musician
- 1980 – Stephen Appiah, Ghanaian footballer
- 1980 – Tomas Kalnoky, Czech-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1981 – Dima Bilan, Russian singer-songwriter and actor
- 1984 – Isaac De Gois, Australian rugby league player
- 1985 – Alexey Dmitriev, German ice hockey player
- 1985 – David Ragan, American race car driver
- 1986 – Tim Elliott, American mixed martial artist
- 1986 – Kyrylo Fesenko, Ukrainian basketball player
- 1987 – Jane Summersett, American ice dancer
- 1988 – Stefanos Athanasiadis, Greek footballer
- 1988 – Emre Özkan, Turkish footballer
- 1988 – Simon Zenke, Nigerian footballer
- 1990 – Brigetta Barrett, American high jumper
- 1990 – Marcus Jordan, American basketball player
- 1990 – Ryo Miyake, Japanese fencer
- 1991 – Lara Michel, Swiss tennis player
- 1991 – Wasim Tareen, Pakistani footballer
- 1991 – Louis Tomlinson, English singer-songwriter
- 1994 – Fa'amanu Brown, New Zealand rugby league player
- 1994 – Miguel Castro, Dominican baseball player
- 1994 – Matt Frawley, Australian rugby league player
- 36 – Gongsun Shu, emperor of Chengjia
- 427 – Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
- 820 – Leo V the Armenian, Byzantine emperor (b. 775)
- 903 – Hedwiga, duchess of Saxony
- 950 – Shi Hongzhao, Chinese general
- 950 – Wang Zhang, Chinese official
- 950 – Yang Bin, Chinese chancellor
- 1193 – Roger III of Sicily (b. 1175)
- 1257 – John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)
- 1263 – Hōjō Tokiyori, regent of Japan (b. 1227)
- 1281 – Henry V of Luxembourg (b. 1216)
- 1449 – Walter Bower, Scottish chronicler (b. 1385)
- 1453 – John Dunstaple, English composer (b. 1390)
- 1456 – Đurađ Branković, Despot of Serbia (b. 1377)
- 1473 – John Cantius, Polish scholar and theologian (b. 1390)
- 1524 – Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1469)
- 1541 – Andreas Karlstadt, Christian theologian and reformer (born 1486)
- 1635 – Hester Jonas, German nurse (b. 1570)
- 1660 – Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (b. 1631)
- 1707 – Noël Coypel, French painter and educator (b. 1628)
- 1813 – Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1740)
- 1844 – Friedrich Bernhard Westphal, Danish-German painter (b. 1803)
- 1863 – William Makepeace Thackeray, English author and poet (b. 1811)
- 1865 – Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter and historian (b. 1793)
- 1868 – Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (b. 1802)
- 1872 – William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist and engineer (b. 1820)
- 1873 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1795)
- 1879 – Anna Bochkoltz, German operatic soprano, voice teacher and composer (b. 1815)
- 1889 – Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch pastor and poet (b. 1819)
- 1893 – B.T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (b. 1807)
- 1898 – Charbel Makhluf, Lebanese priest and saint (b. 1828)
- 1914 – John Muir, Scottish-American geologist, botanist, and author, founded Sierra Club (b. 1838)
- 1920 – Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1832)
- 1926 – Wesley Coe, American shot putter, hammer thrower, and discus thrower (b. 1879)
- 1931 – Flying Hawk, American warrior, educator and historian (b. 1854)
- 1935 – Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1885)
- 1938 – Bruno Taut, German architect and urban planner (b. 1880)
- 1941 – Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
- 1942 – François Darlan, French admiral and politician, 122nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1881)
- 1945 – Josephine Sabel, American singer and comedian (b. 1866)
- 1947 – Charles Gondouin, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1875)
- 1957 – Norma Talmadge, American actress and producer (b. 1893)
- 1961 – Robert Hillyer, American poet and academic (b. 1895)
- 1962 – Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (b. 1896)
- 1962 – Eveline Adelheid von Maydell, German illustrator (b. 1890)
- 1964 – Claudia Jones, Trinidad-British journalist and activist (b. 1915)
- 1965 – John Black, English businessman (b. 1895)
- 1965 – William M. Branham, American minister and theologian (b. 1906)
- 1967 – Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1913)
- 1969 – Stanisław Błeszyński, Polish-German entomologist and lepidopterist (b. 1927)
- 1969 – Cortelia Clark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1907)
- 1969 – Olivia FitzRoy, English soldier and author (b. 1921)
- 1969 – Alfred B. Skar, Norwegian journalist and politician (b. 1896)
- 1971 – Maria Koepcke, German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1924)
- 1972 – Gisela Richter, English-American archaeologist and historian (b. 1882)
- 1973 – Fritz Gause, German historian and author (b. 1893)
- 1975 – Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (b. 1911)
- 1977 – Samael Aun Weor, Colombian author and educator (b. 1917)
- 1980 – Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, President of Germany (b. 1891)
- 1982 – Louis Aragon, French author and poet (b. 1897)
- 1984 – Peter Lawford, English-American actor (b. 1923)
- 1985 – Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, American lawyer (b. 1904)
- 1985 – Camille Tourville, Canadian-American wrestler and manager (b. 1927)
- 1986 – Gardner Fox, American author (b. 1911)
- 1987 – Joop den Uyl, Dutch journalist, economist, and politician, 45th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1919)
- 1987 – M. G. Ramachandran, Sri Lankan-Indian actor, producer, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)
- 1988 – Jainendra Kumar, Indian author (b. 1905)
- 1990 – Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian playwright and songwriter (b. 1922)
- 1991 – Virginia Sorensen, American author (b. 1912)
- 1992 – Bobby LaKind, American singer-songwriter and conga player (b. 1945)
- 1992 – James Mathews, Australian rugby league player (b. 1968)
- 1992 – Peyo, Belgian cartoonist, created The Smurfs (b. 1928)
- 1993 – Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (b. 1898)
- 1994 – John Boswell, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1947)
- 1994 – Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (b. 1916)
- 1997 – James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- 1997 – Toshiro Mifune, Chinese-Japanese actor and producer (b. 1920)
- 1997 – Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman, founded Quebecor (b. 1925)
- 1998 – Syl Apps, Canadian ice hockey player and pole vaulter (b. 1915)
- 1999 – Bill Bowerman, American runner, coach, and businessman, co-founded Nike, Inc. (b. 1911)
- 1999 – Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)
- 1999 – João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (b. 1918)
- 1999 – William C. Schneider, American aerospace engineer (d. 1999)
- 2000 – John Cooper, English businessman, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (b. 1923)
- 2002 – Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1920)
- 2002 – Jake Thackray, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)
- 2004 – Johnny Oates, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
- 2006 – Braguinha, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1907)
- 2006 – Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer (b. 1961)
- 2006 – Frank Stanton, American businessman (b. 1908)
- 2007 – Nicholas Pumfrey, English lawyer and judge (b. 1951)
- 2007 – George Warrington, American businessman (b. 1952)
- 2008 – Ralph Harris, British journalist (b. 1921)
- 2008 – Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1930)
- 2009 – Marcus Bakker, Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1923)
- 2009 – Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th President of Venezuela (b. 1916)
- 2009 – George Michael, American sportscaster (b. 1939)
- 2009 – Gero von Wilpert, German author and academic (b. 1933)
- 2010 – Elisabeth Beresford, French-English journalist and author (b. 1926)
- 2010 – Frans de Munck, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1922)
- 2010 – Orestes Quércia, Brazilian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of São Paulo State (b. 1938)
- 2010 – Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1930)
- 2011 – Johannes Heesters, Dutch-German entertainer (b. 1903)
- 2012 – Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and academic (b. 1936)
- 2012 – Charles Durning, American soldier and actor (b. 1923)
- 2012 – Jack Klugman, American actor (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Dennis O'Driscoll, Irish poet and critic (b. 1954)
- 2013 – Frédéric Back, German-Canadian director, animator, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- 2013 – Ian Barbour, Chinese-American author and scholar (b. 1923)
- 2013 – John M. Goldman, English haematologist and oncologist (b. 1938)
- 2013 – Allan McKeown, English-American screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)
- 2014 – Buddy DeFranco, American clarinet player (b. 1923)
- 2014 – Edward Greenspan, Canadian lawyer and author (b. 1944)
- 2014 – Herbert Harris, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
- 2014 – Krzysztof Krauze, Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1953)
- 2015 – Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (b. 1962)
- 2015 – Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, Filipino journalist (b. 1941)
- 2015 – Adriana Olguín, Chilean lawyer and politician, Chilean Minister of Justice (b. 1911)
- 2016 – Rick Parfitt, British musician (b. 1948)
- 2016 – Liz Smith, English actress (b. 1921)
- 2016 – Richard Adams, English author (b. 1920)
- 2017 – Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (b. 1935)
- 2017 – Heather Menzies, Canadian-American model and actress (b. 1949)
- 12/23/18--21:24: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
- 12/23/18--21:28: H ΑΝΑΚΥΚΛΩΣΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ
- 12/23/18--21:40: ΣΗΜΕΡΑ-24 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ
- 12/23/18--21:53: Article 0
- 12/24/18--01:43: Article 4
- 12/24/18--01:49: ΠΕΘΑΝΕ Ο ΜΠΑΜΠΑΤΖΙΜΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ
- 12/24/18--01:51: Article 2
- 12/24/18--01:54: Article 1
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1783: ο αρχιστράτηγος Τζορτζ Ουάσινγκτον, αποσύρεται από την ενεργό δράση.
1805: γενιεται ο Τζόζεφ Σμιθ, θρησκευτικός ηγέτης και ιδρυτής της Εκκλησίας των Αγίων των Τελευταίων Ημερών (Μορμόνοι)
1876: ο σουλτάνος της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας παραχωρεί το πρώτο Σύνταγμα στους υπηκόους του.
1912: εγκαινιάζεται το φράγμα του Ασουάν στην Αίγυπτο.
1912: "η ""Νέα Γαλλική Επιθεώρηση"", απορρίπτει ένα απόσπασμα του ""Αναζητώντας το Χαμένο Χρόνο""του Μαρσέλ Προυστ, βιβλίο, που όταν ολοκληρωθεί θα επηρεάσει, την εξέλιξη του σύγχρονου μυθιστορήματος."
1912: "η κινηματογραφική εταιρία Keystones, βγάζει την πρώτη της αστυνομική ταινία, την ""Hoffmmeyers Release"", σκηνοθετημένη από τον Μακ Σένετ. Το φιλμ είναι βουβό, ασπρόμαυρο και ανήκει στην κατηγορία της φαρσοκωμωδίας."
1913: το αμερικανικό Κογκρέσο εγκρίνει την Ομοσπονδιακή Αποθεματική Πράξη, ιδρύοντας ένα Ομοσπονδιακό Συμβούλιο για το έλεγχο της νομισματικής πολιτικής και τη δημιουργία του πρώτου κεντρικού τραπεζικού συστήματος από το 1830.
1918: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός χορευτής και χορογράφος Χοσέ Γκρέκο.
1919: 24ωρη απεργία πραγματοποιείται στην Αθήνα για τα εργατικά νομοσχέδια.
1921: στις Κάνες αρχίζει η συζήτηση του Ανατολικού Ζητήματος μεταξύ Αγγλίας, Γαλλίας και Ιταλίας. Η λαϊκή αντιπροσωπεία θα ενισχύσει τον αγώνα του στρατού στο Μικρασιατικό Μέτωπο.
1930: η Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός Μπέτυ Ντέιβις υπογράφει το πρώτο της συμβόλαιο με τη Γιουνιβέρσαλ.
1931: ισχυρή σεισμική δόνηση συγκλονίζει το Βατικανό και καταστρέφει την Καπέλα Σιξτίνα.
1933: στη Γερμανία, σε θάνατο καταδικάζονται ο Μαρίνους βαν ντε Λόυμπε, που είχε κατηγορηθεί για τον εμπρησμό του Ράιχσταγκ τον περασμένο Φεβρουάριο.
1939: καναδικά στρατεύματα φτάνουν στη Βρετανία.
1941: το νησί Γουέικ στον Ειρηνικό πέφτει στα χέρια των Ιαπώνων.
1943: πεθαίνει ο εκπαιδευτικός και πολιτικός, υπέρμαχος της δημοτικής γλώσσας, Δημήτρης Γληνός.
1947: "οι επιστήμονες των εργαστηρίων ""Μπελ""Μπαρντίν, Μπράτεϊν και Σόκλεϊ ανακαλύπτουν του τρανζίστορ."
1948: εκτελείται στην Ιαπωνία ο Τόγιο Χιντέκι, πρώην Υπουργός Εξωτερικών και διοικητής του στρατού Κβάντουνγκ, για εγκλήματα πολέμου κατά το Δεύτερο Παγκόσμιο.
1950: ο πάπας Πίος ΧΙΙ ανακοινώνει την ανακάλυψη του τάφου του Αγίου Πέτρου κάτω από το Βατικανό.
1953: στην ΕΣΣΔ, εκτελούνται ο πρώην αναπληρωτής πρωθυπουργός Λαυρέντι Μπέρια κι άλλοι έξι συνεργάτες του, οι οποίοι κατηγορήθηκαν για συνωμοτική δράση σε βάρος του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος.
1968: οι αστροναύτες Μπόρμαν, Λόβελ και ’Αντερς γίνονται οι πρώτοι άνθρωποι, που μπαίνουν σε τροχιά γύρω από τη Σελήνη.
1970: μια δεκαετία δυσαρέσκειας και μια βδομάδα ταραχών αναγκάζει την πολωνική κυβέρνηση να ξεφορτωθεί τον αρχηγό του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος, Βλαντισλάβ Γκομούλκα και να τον αντικαταστήσει με τον δημοφιλή Έρνε Γκέρεκ.
1972: αεροπλάνο συντρίβεται στις ’Ανδεις με 16 επιζήσαντες. Τα σωστικά συνεργεία τους ανακαλύπτουν 70 μέρες αργότερα, καθώς επέζησαν τρώγοντας τις σάρκες των νεκρών.
1972: σεισμός στη Μανάγκουα της Νικαράγουας προκαλεί το θάνατο 10.000 ατόμων.
1979: νέα υπόγεια πυρηνική δοκιμή πραγματοποιεί η ΕΣΣΔ στο Καζακστάν.
1986: ολοκληρώνει την πρώτη του δοκιμή το πειραματικό αεροπλάνο Βόγιατζερ, που προσγειώνεται μετά από εννέα μέρες και τέσσερα λεπτά συνεχούς πτήσης.
1987: πεθαίνει ο Χένρι Κόττον, ο τελευταίος Βρετανός γκόλφερ πριν τον Νικ Φάλντο, που κέρδισε το πρωτάθλημα Open τρεις φορές
1988: ο Ολλανδός ζωγράφος Βίνσεντ Βαν Γκογκ, μετανοιωμένος επειδή προσέβαλε τον φίλο και ομότεχνό του Πολ Γκογκέν, κόβει το αριστερό αυτί του.
1990: με Προεδρικό Διάταγμα αποφασίζεται να κυκλοφορήσει το ΛΟΤΤΟ. Ενάμιση χρόνο μετά, ξεκινάει και το ΠΡΟΤΟ.
1990: οι κάτοικοι της Σλοβενίας τάσσονται με δημοψήφισμα υπέρ της απόσχισής της χώρας τους από τη Γιουγκοσλαβία.
1991: η Γερμανία αναγνωρίζει επίσημα την ανεξαρτησία της Σλοβενίας και της Κροατίας.
1991: "τα 12 κράτη-μέλη της ΕΟΚ αναγνωρίζουν έμμεσα αλλά σαφώς τη Ρωσία, σαν ""ντε φάκτο""διάδοχο κατάσταση της πρώην ΕΣΣΔ."
1992: 19 βουλευτές της ΝΔ ζητούν να κινηθεί η διαδικασία απονομής χάριτος στους χουντικούς.
1992: η ρωσική Βουλή επικυρώνει την κατάργηση του Συμφώνου της Βαρσοβίας.
1993: ο IRA ανακοινώνει ότι, στη διάρκεια των Χριστουγέννων θα προχωρήσει σε εκεχειρία στον αγώνα του κατά της βρετανικής κυριαρχίας στη Βόρεια Ιρλανδία.
1993: στη Νότια Αφρική, η Βουλή ψηφίζει τις μεταβατικές συνταγματικές διατάξεις για την πορεία της χώρας προς τη φυλετική ισότητα.
1993: στο βιβλίο Γκίνες καταχωρείται το Μπανγκλαντές, ως η πολυπληθέστερη χώρα στον κόσμο σε σχέση με την έκτασή της, ο πληθυσμός της οποίας ανέρχεται σε 111,4 εκατομμύρια.
1994: "στη γερμανική εταιρία ""HOCHTIEF""ανατίθεται η κατασκευή του αεροδρομίου των Σπάτων, σύμφωνα με ομόφωνη απόφαση της Κυβερνητικής Επιτροπής."
1995: στην Ινδία, 309 είναι οι νεκροί και πάνω από 200 οι τραυματίες, μετά από πυρκαγιά που εκδηλώνεται σε σχολείο, εξαιτίας βραχυκυκλώματος.
1996: "ο παίκτης της Μπορούσια Ντόρτμουντ και διεθνής Ματθίας Σάμερ, ανακηρύσσεται ""Ευρωπαίος Ποδοσφαιριστής της Χρονιάς""και δέχεται το βραβείο της Χρυσής Μπάλας."
1996: "οι ιδιοκτήτες των αμερικάνικων ομάδων μπέιζμπολ συμφωνούν στην επιβολή του ""σάλαρι καπ""για τις αμοιβές των παικτών."
1996: στο Περού, οι αντάρτες Τουπάκ Αμάρου απελευθερώνουν 225 ομήρους, διαφόρων εθνικοτήτων ενώ συνεχίζεται η ομηρία για άλλους 140.
1997: ο Φιλ Τζάκσον, προπονητής των Σικάγο Μπουλς φτάνει τις 500 νίκες στο ΝΒΑ (σε 682 αγώνες).
1997: "το Μικτό Ορκωτό Εφετείο Αθηνών κηρύττει ενόχους, χωρίς κανένα ελαφρυντικό, τους Ασημάκη Κατσούλα και Μανόλη Δημητροκάλλη για την υπόθεση των ""σατανιστών της Παλλήνης"".
|December 23rd: On this Day|
|1959, Chuck Berry was arrested after taking 14 year old Janice Norine (who unbeknown to Berry was working as a prostitute), across a state line. He was sentenced to 5 years jail but after racist comments by the judge Berry was freed.|
|1962, During his first visit to the UK Bob Dylan performed at the King and Queen pub in London’s West End, the singer songwriter’s third UK gig.|
|1964, During a US tour Beach Boy Brian Wilson had a nervous breakdown during a flight from Los Angeles to Houston. Wilson left the band to concentrate on writing and producing. Glen Campbell replaced Wilson for the bands live shows before Bruce Johnston replaced him.|
|1966, ITV (Redifusion) broadcast Ready, Steady Go! for the last time, after the Musicians Union enforced a ban on miming. The special guests for the farewell show were Mick Jagger, The Who, Eric Burdon, The Spencer Davis Group, Donovan and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.|
|1972, Former Grand Funk Railroad manager Terry Knight arrived during a concert by the band with a court order to seize $1m in money or assets. Police inform the ex manager that he couldn't take anything until after the show.|
|1985, Judas Priest fans Raymond Belknap and James Vance shot themselves after listening to the Judas Priest album ‘Stained Class.’ The two had drunk beer, smoked marijuana and then listened to hours of the album. Afterwards they took a shotgun to a nearby school playground where Belknap shot and killed himself. Vance then blew away his jaw, mouth and nose but lived for more than three years before dying of effects of the shooting.|
|1989, Phil Collins started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Another Day In Paradise', his 7th US solo No.1 Taken from his No.1 album ...But Seriously 'Another Day in Paradise' was written to bring attention to the problem of homelessness.|
|1996, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx married TV's 'Baywatch' star and former Playboy Playmate of the Month, Donna Deruico.|
|1999, George Harrison's home in Maui in the Hawaiian Islands was broken into by Cristin Keleher, who cooked a frozen pizza, drank beer from the fridge, started some laundry and phoned her mother in New Jersey. Keleher was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.|
|2000, Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall was given a police caution for possessing cocaine and cannabis. Police found the Class A and Class B drugs at his Surrey home after a woman falsely accused him of rape in November.|
|2002, Sir Paul McCartney was granted his own coat of arms by the College of Arms, the English heraldic body formed in 1484. The crest featured a bird that appeared to be holding a guitar in its claw. The motto is "Ecce Cor Meum", Latin for 'Behold My Heart', which is the title of an oratorio he composed.|
|2005, Geezer Butler, the bass player with Black Sabbath offered £5,000 for any information leading to the safe return of Toga, the three-month-old penguin that had been stolen from a zoo on the Isle of Wight a few days earlier.|
|2007, The Police were named as the highest earning touring group for the past year, bringing in nearly £66.5m, ($132m). The band's 54 date North American tour had generated almost double the total of the second-placed act, Country star Kenny Chesney.|
|2008, A spokesman for Michael Jackson denied reports the singer was suffering from a rare respiratory disease and was in need of a lung transplant. Dr Tohme Tohme said in a statement issued to Reuters that stories claiming the singer was unwell were not true. He added that author Ian Halperin had made the claims to promote his unauthorised biography of the 50-year-old singer.|
|2008, Clint Ballard Jr. died. He wrote ‘Game Of Love’ a hit for Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders', and Linda Ronstadt's, ‘You're No Good’. His songs have been recorded by The Hollies, Frankie Avalon, Ricky Nelson, The Zombies and Jan And Dean.|
|2013, The Mail On Sunday reported that documents they obtained from the Cabinet Office via the Freedom Of Information Act showed that George Harrison, who passed away in 2001, turned down the chance to be included in the New Year's Honours List in 2000. The OBE was recommended by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport who said that Harrison should be recognised for his contribution to the music industry. The citation read: "He was a member of a band that many people would say is the best thing that Britain has ever produced, and possibly the best in the world, The Beatles".|
|December 23rd: Born on this day|
|1935, Born on this day, Esther Phillips, US soul singer, (1975 US No. 20 & UK No.6 single 'What A Difference A Day Makes'). She died on 7th August 1984.|
|1939, Born on this day, Johnny Kidd, singer, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, (1960 UK No.1 single 'Shakin' All Over'). Killed in a car crash while on tour in Manchester, England on 7th October 1966.|
|1940, Born on this day, Eugene Record, vocals, The Chi-lites, (1972 US No.1 single 'Oh Girl', 1972 UK No.3 single 'Have You Seen Her'). He died of cancer on 22nd July 2005.|
|1940, Born on this day, Jorma Kaukonen, American blues, folk, and rock guitarist, best known for his work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.|
|1941, Born on this day, Ron Bushy, Iron Butterfly (1968 US No.14 single 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida').|
|1941, Born on this day, Tim Hardin, US singer, songwriter, (1967 UK No.50 single 'Hang On To A Dream'). Wrote 'Reason To Believe' and 'If I Were A Carpenter.' Died of a heroin overdose on 29th December 1980.|
|1943, Born on this day, Derek Smalls, bass, Spinal Tap, (1984 rock film 'This Is Spinal Tap').|
|1946, Born on this day, Duster Bennett, singer, guitarist, harmonica player. Worked with Alexis Korner, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac and B.B. King. Killed in a car crash on 26th March 1976 when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.|
|1946, Born on this day, Ray Tabano who was a founding member of Aerosmith.Tabano was a childhood friend of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and was in Steven's first band, The Strangeurs. Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford in Aerosmith in 1971.|
|1949, Born on this day, Ariel Bender, guitarist with Mott The Hoople, who had the 1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes' which was written for them by David Bowie. Other hits include, 'All the Way from Memphis' and 'Roll Away the Stone'.|
|1949, Born on this day, Adrian Belew, American guitarist and singer, who worked with King Crimson and David Bowie.|
|1951, Born on this day American musician Doug Stegmeyer who worked with many artists including Billy Joel Hall and Oates and The Carpenters. On August 25, 1995, Stegmeyer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Long Island home.|
|1958, Born on this day, Dave Murray, guitarist with English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter ...To The Slaughter'. Iron Maiden have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide.|
|1960, Born on this day, Wil Sinnott, The Shamen, (1991 UK No.4 single 'Move Any Mountain'). Drowned on May 22nd 1991 while swimming off the coast of La Gomera when he was pulled under by strong currents. The Shamen were in Tenerife filming a video for their new single 'Move Any Mountain.'|
|1964, Born on this day, Eddie Vedder, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single 'Jeremy', 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Vs', 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy' and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album 'No Code'). In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild.|
|1974, Born on this day, Montsho Eshe, from American alternative hip hop group who scored the 1992 UK No.2 and US No. 8 single 'People Everyday'. The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.|
|1975, Born on this day, Katie Underwood, Australian singer from Bardot, winners of the Australian Popstars reality show, who had the 2000 Australian No.1 single ‘Poison’, and 2000 Australian No.1 self-titled album.|
|1985, Born on this day, Harry Judd, drummer, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘Colours In Her Hair’, 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Room On The 3rd Floor’).|
Στα ύψη θα βρεθούν από την 1η Ιανουαρίου του 2019 οι τιμές των διοδίων που ήδη υπάρχουν ή πρόκειται να εγκατασταθούν στην Εγνατία Οδό και τους κάθετους άξονές της.
Μάλιστα, σε κάποιους σταθμούς διοδίων η αύξηση φθάνει και το 150%, όπως σε αυτόν των Μαλγάρων, όπου το κόμιστρο θα αυξηθεί από το 1,20 ευρώ που είναι σήμερα στα 2,98 ευρώ.
Στην ΚΥΑ, που υπογράφουν οι υπουργοί Οικονομικών Ευκλείδης Τσακαλώτος και Υποδομών Χρήστος Σπίρτζης, εκτός της αύξησης του κόστους των διοδίων επί της Εγνατίας, προβλέπεται η δημιουργία 43 συνολικά πλευρικών διοδίων.
Ακόμη στην ίδια ΚΥΑ προβλέπεται από 1ης Ιανουαρίου 2019 κατάργηση κάθε απαλλαγής από την πληρωμή διοδίων. Μόνη εξαίρεση οι άνεργοι οι οποίοι θα διέρχονται δωρεάν, όταν δείχνουν την κάρτα ανεργίας. Όπως αναφέρει, «κάθε απαλλαγή ή εξαίρεση καταβολής διοδίων τελών στην Εγνατία Οδό και στους καθέτους άξονες αυτής, πλην των αναφερομένων στην παράγραφο 1 καταργείται και παύει να ισχύει από την 01-01-2019».
Η Κοινοπραξία «Αυτοκινητόδρομοι Αιγαίου», που εκμεταλλεύεται το τμήμα του ΠΑΘΕ από τον Μαλιακό μέχρι την Ημαθία, προανήγγειλε, ήδη, αυξήσεις μέχρι και 10 λεπτά ανά διέλευση σε ορισμένους σταθμούς διοδίων και για ορισμένες κατηγορίες οχημάτων από την 1η Ιανουαρίου.
Αναλυτικά οι χρεώσεις:
-για τον σταθμό Παμβώτιδα, το μήκος καθορίζεται σε 39,7 χιλιόμετρα με χρέωση 1,98 ευρώ (από 1,20 ευρώ σήμερα)
-για το Μαλακάσι σε 48,1 χιλιόμετρα με χρέωση 2,40 ευρώ (από 2,10),
-για τη Σιάτιστα σε 48,6 χλμ. με χρέωση 2,40,
-για τον Πολύμυλο σε 48,2 χλμ. με 2,41 ευρώ (από 2,40),
-στα Μάλγαρα για μήκος 59,7 χλμ με 2,98 ευρώ (από 1,20 ευρώ),
-στη Θεσσαλονίκη για μήκος χρέωσης 13,8 χλμ σε 0,69 ευρώ,
-στην Ανάληψη για 58,8 χλμ σε 2,94 ευρώ (από 2,40 ευρώ),
-στην Ασπροβάλτα για 28,5 χλμ. το κόστος ανέρχεται σε 1,42 ευρώ,
-στη Μουσθένη με μήκος χρέωσης 54,3 χλμ. η χρέωση γίνεται 2,71 ευρώ (από 2,40 ευρώ),
-στην Καβάλα με 47,2 χλμ. 2,36 ευρώ,
-στον Ίασμο για 46,2 χλμ. η χρέωση διαμορφώνεται σε 2,31 ευρώ (από 1,90 ευρώ),
-στη Μέστη με 55,7 χλμ. σε 2,78 ευρώ (από 1,70 ευρώ) και στο Αρδάνιο για 40,5 χλμ. σε 2,02 ευρώ.
Για τον σταθμό διοδίων της Τύριας στο οδικό τμήμα Νεοχωρίου-Σελλών-Τύριας, η περιοχή χρέωσης καθορίζεται σε 68,4 χιλιόμετρα (μεταξύ Ηγουμενίτσας-Ιωαννίνων), διαμορφώνοντας την τιμή του διοδίου σε 3,42 ευρώ από 2,10 ευρώ (67%)
-στους κάθετους άξονες στην Ιεροπηγή, το μήκος χρέωσης καθορίζεται σε 47,2 χλμ. με χρέωση 2,36 ευρώ (από 2,10 ευρώ),
-στους Ευζώνους για 60 χλμ. με κόστος 3 ευρώ (από 1,80 ευρώ),
-στον Προμαχώνα για 48 χλμ. με χρέωση 2,4 ευρώ (από 2,40 ευρώ)
-στο Στρυμονικό για 47,5 χλμ. με κόστος 2,37 ευρώ.
Christmas Street Festival σημερα στη Θεσσαλονίκη!
Το παγωτό «Kassandra», με την καινοτομία ότι στα συστατικά του περιλαμβάνεται το αγουρέλαιο Χαλκιδικής (ΠΟΠ), το οποίο αντικαθιστά σε μεγάλο βαθμό την κρέμα γάλακτος, έχει καταφέρει να πωλείται στα μεγαλύτερα ξενοδοχεία της χώρας, μεταξύ των οποίων το Costa Navarino και η αλυσίδα Sani. Μάλιστα, εξάγεται σε τρεις χώρες, τη Σουηδία, τη Ρουμανία και τη Βουλγαρία, ενώ από το 2017 έχει επεκτείνει την καινοτομία του και έχει εισάγει στις γεύσεις του το Αγιορείτικο κρασί «Νάμα Μυλοποτάμου», σε συνεργασία με την Ιερά Μονή Μυλοποτάμου και τον γέροντα Επιφάνιο.
«Ο στόχος μας ήταν να δημιουργήσουμε ένα μεταποιημένο προϊόν, με τοπικές πρώτες ύλες, που θα μπορεί να είναι ευπώλητο και να προβάλλει την περιοχή. Με την καινοτομία μας θέλουμε να δείξουμε τον δρόμο στους τοπικούς παραγωγούς οι οποίοι βγάζουν προϊόντα και τα πουλάνε με τον τενεκέ. Θέλουμε να τους πούμε ότι τα εξαιρετικής ποιότητας προϊόντα τους μπορούν να μεταποιηθούν και μέσω μιας ευρεσιτεχνίας να βγουν στην αγορά», λέει η πρόεδρος της επιτροπής τουριστικής προβολής και ανάπτυξης του δήμου Κασσάνδρας, Μαρία Παπαδημητρίου.
Το παγωτό «Kassandra», που μεταποιείται στο εργοστάσιο της Kayak, με τη συνολική ετήσια παραγωγή να ανέρχεται σε πέντε τόνους, κυκλοφορεί σήμερα σε τέσσερις γεύσεις (μέλι, σοκολάτα, σοκολάτα-Νάμα Μυλοποτάμου, βανίλια και φυστίκι – όλες οι πρώτες ύλες από παραγωγούς της Χαλκιδικής), ενώ στα σχέδια της δημοτικής κοινωφελούς επιχείρησης Κασσάνδρας είναι να εισάγει δύο νέες γεύσεις, και συγκεκριμένα σταφύλι και ροδάκινο.
|December 24th: On this Day|
|1965, The Beatles had the No.1 album in the US for the third Christmas in a row. Rubber Soul was at the top of the LP chart, following Beatles For Sale in 1964 and With The Beatles in 1963. The Fab Four would repeat this feat again in 1968 with The Beatles (The White Album) and again in 1969, with Abbey Road.|
|1967, The Bee Gees performed their Christmas special 'live' from Liverpool Cathedral, England which was broadcast on UK TV.|
|1972, On the second UK leg of his 182 date Ziggy Stardust Tour, David Bowie played the second of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre, London. This tour had the classic Spiders From Mars line up of Mick Ronson on guitar, vocals, Trevor Bolder, bass and Mick "Woody" Woodmansey on drums.|
|1973, Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers was arrested in Visalia, California and charged with possession of marijuana. His court date is set for January 10th, the same day the band's new LP is to be released. The album is ironically titled "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits".|
|1976, The Eagles sixth album, Hotel California spent the first of eight non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard chart. The band's first LP with Joe Walsh and last with bassist Randy Meisner which has now sold over 16 million copies.|
|1977, The Bee Gees started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Deep Is Your Love', the group's 4th US No.1. It stayed in the top 10 for 17 weeks giving it the longest chart run in history, a No.3 in the UK.|
|1977, The Sex Pistols played their last ever UK gig, (until 1996), before splitting, at Ivanhoes in Huddersfield. It was a charity performance before an audience of mainly children.|
|1988, American glam metal band Poison started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn.'|
|1988, Nirvana started recording their first album 'Bleach' using a $600 loan from an old school friend.|
|1994, Pearl Jam went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Vitalogy'. Their third studio album was first released on vinyl record, followed by a release in other formats two weeks later.|
|1999, Zeke Carey of The Flamingos died. Had the 1959 US No.11 single 'I Only Have Eyes For You', (which was also a 1975 UK No.1 hit for Art Garfunkel).|
|2000, Four Seasons bassist Nick Massi died of cancer. They scored the 1976 UK & US No.1 single 'December 1963, Oh What A Night', as well as hits with ‘Sherry,’ and ‘Rag Doll.’|
|2003, Jack White of The White Stripes turned himself in to Detroit police to face aggravated assault charges stemming from a bar room altercation in which he allegedly attacked Jason Stollsteimer of The Von Bondies. White was also fingerprinted and formally booked on the charges before he was released on bail.|
|2005, Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed and threatened with jail after she stuck her tongue out at a New York judge who asked her to stop chewing gum. Judge Melissa Jackson told the singer, she had showed disrespect to the court. Brown was in court on charges of assaulting two nail salon workers during a row over payment.|
|2012, American musician Ray Collins died aged 76. Collins was the lead vocalist on early Mothers of Invention albums, including Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, and Cruising with Ruben & the Jets and continued to contribute to other Frank Zappaprojects through the mid-1970s.|
|2015, William Guest of Gladys Knight And The Pips died of heart failure at the age of 74. His background vocals can be heard on all of the group's hits, including 'Midnight Train To Georgia', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' and the Grammy winning 'Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)'.|
|2016, Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt died in hospital in Marbella, Spain aged 68. He died from a severe infection after going to hospital, following complications to a shoulder injury. His partnership with Francis Rossi became the core of Status Quo, one of Britain's most enduring bands. Status Quo had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1967, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aidat Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World".|
|December 24th: Born on this day|
|1924, Born on this day, Lee Dorsey, US singer, (1966 US & UK No.8 single 'Working In The Coalmine').|
|1945, Born on this day, Lemmy, English musician, singer, and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motorhead. Lemmy played in several rock groups in the 1960s, including the Rockin' Vickers and worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and the Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing lead on their hit 'Silver Machine'. He died on 28 December 2015 following a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.|
|1946, Born on this day, Jan Akkerman, guitarist with Dutch rock band Focus who had the 1973 UK No.4 single 'Sylvia', and the 1973 US No. 9 single 'Hocus Pocus'.|
|1951, Born on this day, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, who played bass for nearly 30 years with Daryl Hall And John Oates. He had also recorded with Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career. He died on 28 February 2010 of a heart attack at the age of 58.|
|1962, Born on this day, Darren Wharton, British keyboardist, singer and songwriter. Worked with Thin Lizzy and fronted his own band, Dare.|
|1963, Born on this day, Neil Turbin, American thrash metal vocalist known for being the first full-time vocalist for American band Anthrax and the heavy metal band DeathRiders.|
|1965, Born on this day, Millard Powers, American musician, songwriter, record producer, and Grammy-nominated recording engineer. Since 2005 he has played bass guitar in the Counting Crows.|
|1968, Born on this day, Doyle Bramhall II, guitarist, songwriter, Smokestack, Eric Clapton Band, Roger Waters.|
|1971, Born on this day, Ricky Martin, singer, (1999, US & UK No.1 single 'Livin' La Vida Loca'. Recorded the world's biggest selling football song 'The Cup Of Life').|
|1975, Born on this day, Joe Washbourn, vocals, from British alternative rock band, Toploader who had the 2000 UK No.7 single with of 'Dancing In The Moonlight' a cover of the French-American rock group King Harvest.|
|1991, Born on this day, Louis Tomlinson from English-Irish pop boy band One Direction who formed after finishing third in the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. Scored the 2011 UK No.1 single 'What Makes You Beautiful' and the 2013 No.1 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)'.|
1814: η Μεγάλη Βρετανία και οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες υπογράφουν τη συνθήκη της Γκεντ, στο Βέλγιο λήγοντας και επίσημα τον Πόλεμο του 1812. Σύμφωνα με τους όρους της συνθήκης, οι περιοχές, που είχαν κατακτηθεί κατά τη διάρκεια του πολέμου, έπρεπε να επιστραφούν εκεί, που ανήκαν, ενώ έγινε η αρχή για την οριοθέτηση των συνόρων, μεταξύ ΗΠΑ και Καναδά
1818: γεννιέται ο ’Αγγλος φυσικός Τζέιμς Πρέσκοτ Τζάουλ, ερευνητής της θερμοδυναμικής, μία μονάδα μέτρησης, η οποία φέρει το όνομά του.
1818: "ο Φράντς Γιόζεφ Γκρούμπερ συνθέτει το τραγούδι ""Silent Night"" (’Αγια Νύχτα). Παρουσιάζεται ενώπιον του κοινού την επόμενη μέρα και μέχρι σήμερα παραμένει ένα από τα πλέον χαρακτηριστικά χριστουγεννιάτικα τραγούδια."
1851: φωτιά στη βιβλιοθήκη του Κογκρέσου καταστρέφει τα 2/3 από τα 55.000 βιβλία καθώς και τα 2/3 από την προσωπική βιβλιοθήκη του Τόμας Τζέφερσον.
1865: ιδρύεται στο Πουλάσκι του Τενεσί των ΗΠΑ η ρατσιστική οργάνωση Κου Κλουξ Κλαν, από ομάδα μελών του Στρατού των Νοτίων. Η Κου Κλουξ Κλαν, μετατρέπεται γρήγορα από μικρή μυστική αδελφότητα σε παραστρατιωτική δύναμη, που προσπαθεί να αναστείλει κυβερνητικές ενέργειες και πολιτικές σχετικές για την αναβάθμιση των δικαιωμάτων των Αφροαμερικανών. Η ΚΚΚ έχει ιδιαίτερη δύναμη σε περιοχές, όπου οι φυλετικές διακρίσεις είναι έντονες και η δράση της έχει ως στόχους Αφροαμερικανούς αλλά και λευκούς Ρεπουμπλικάνους και περιλαμβάνει από απλούς εκφοβισμούς μέχρι καταστροφή περιουσίας, επιθέσεις και φόνους.
1871: "κάνει πρεμιέρα στο Κάιρο της Αιγύπτου η όπερα του Βέρντι ""Αΐντα"", την οποία συνέθεσε για τις εκδηλώσεις των εγκαινίων της Διώρυγας του Σουέζ."
1881: γεννιέται ο Ισπανός νομπελίστας ποιητής Χουάν Ραμόν Χιμένες, ηγετική μορφή του ισπανικού λογοτεχνικού κινήματος των μοντερνιστών
1889: πατεντάρεται το ποδήλατο με φρένο στην πίσω ρόδα από τους Ντάνιελ Στόβερ και Γουίλιαμ Χέινς.
1906: "βγαίνει ""στον αέρα"", η πρώτη ραδιοφωνική εκπομπή."
1912: έκρηξη σε ιαπωνικό ορυχείο της νήσους Χοκάιντο προκαλεί το θάνατο 245 εργατών.
1913: στις ΗΠΑ, ιδρύεται η Ομοσπονδιακή Τράπεζα, βάσει νέου νόμου, που υπογράφει ο Πρόεδρος Γούντροου Ουίλσον. Με το νέο τραπεζικό σύστημα, οι αξίες θα αυξομειώνονται αυτόματα, βάσει των εκάστοτε συνθηκών ύφεσης ή ευημερίας.
1920: δίνει το τελευταίο του κοντσέρτο ο θρυλικός τενόρος Ενρίκο Καρούζο.
1922: ανοίγει τις πύλες του το Colosseum του Λονδίνου.
1922: "γεννιέται η Αμερικανή ηθοποιός ’Αβα Γκάρντνερ. Η Γκάρντνερ κέρδισε το πρώτο της Όσκαρ στα 1953 για τη συμμετοχή της στην ταινία ""Μογκάμπο""και πήρε το δεύτερο ένα χρόνο μετά, για την ""Ξυπόλητη Κοντέσα"". Πέθανε στις 25 Ιανουαρίου του 1986 από πνευμονία."
1930: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός χορευτής και χορογράφος Ρόμπερτ Τζέφρυ (Χαν).
1942: σχέδιο για κοινή δράση με το ΕΑΜ στη διάρκεια της κατοχής, αλλά και το πλαίσιο για τη συνύπαρξή τους στην ελεύθερη Ελλάδα, προτείνει ο αρχηγός του Κόμματος των Φιλελευθέρων Θεμιστοκλής Σοφούλης στον γραμματέα του ΕΑΜ Θ.Χατζή.
1943: ο στρατηγός Αϊζενχάουερ ορίζεται ανώτατος διοικητής του συμμαχικού εκστρατευτικού σώματος, το οποίο προετοιμάζεται για την απόβαση στη Γαλλία.
1946: εκπέμπεται η πρώτη ζωντανή τηλεοπτική εκπομπή αμερικανικής εκκλησίας από την επισκοπική Εκκλησία του Γκρέις, στη Νέα Υόρκη.
1951: η Λιβύη αποκτά την ανεξαρτησία της.
1953: σιδηροδρομικό δυστύχημα στη Νέα Ζηλανδία προκαλεί το θάνατο σε 151 άτομα.
1953: το Ντράγκνετ γίνεται η πρώτη εκπομπή, που σπονσοράρεται, με χορηγό της τα τσιγάρα Φατίμα.
1955: καταργούνται τα οκτατάξια γυμνάσια στην Ελλάδα και καθιερώνονται τα εξατάξια.
1960: "το ""’Αξιον Εστί""του Οδυσσέα Ελύτη μελοποιείται από τον Μίκη Θεοδωράκη."
1965: πεθαίνει η Μάργκαρετ Κέρτις, που μαζί με την αδερφή της Χάρριοτ δημιούργησαν το Curtis Cup, μια διοργάνωση, όπου γυναίκες γκόλφερ εκπροσωπούν ετησίως την χώρα τους και που ο τόπος διεξαγωγής εναλλάσσεται μεταξύ Μεγάλης Βρετανίας και ΗΠΑ
1969: στις ΗΠΑ, ο Τσαρλς Μάνσον και τέσσερα μέλη του κοινοβίου του, κατηγορούνται για τις δολοφονίες της ηθοποιού Σάρον Τέιτ, συζύγου του Ρόμαν Πολάνσκι ,και των Λένο και Ρόζμαρι Λα Μπιάνκα, ιδιοκτητών αλυσίδας σουπερμάρκετ.
1971: γεννιέται ο Πορτορικανός σταρ της ποπ, Ρίκυ Μάρτιν
1971: φοβερή σύγκρουση τρένων έξω από την Αθήνα προκαλεί το θάνατο τεσσάρων ατόμων και τον τραυματισμό 35.
1972: το Ανόι αποκλείει κάθε διάλογο για ειρήνευση μέχρι να σταματήσουν οι αεροπορικές επιδρομές.
1979: δύο άνθρωποι σκοτώνονται στον Όλυμπο και άλλοι έξι στο Αιγαίο από τη σφοδρή κακοκαιρία.
1980: πεθαίνει από καρδιακή προσβολή, σε ηλικία 76 ετών, ο Αλεξέι Κοσίγκιν, πρώην πρωθυπουργός της ΕΣΣΔ για 16 χρόνια.
1981: ο Bob McAdoo υπογράφει στους Lakers και βοηθάει την ομάδα του να ξαναπάρει τον τίτλο του πρωταθλητή του ΝΒΑ. Ο McAdoo είναι γνωστός στην Ελλάδα από τους αγώνες του ’Αρη εναντίον της Τρέισερ του Μιλάνου
1982: πεθαίνει ο Γάλλος συγγραφέας και ένα από τα λαμπρότερα πνεύματα του κινήματος του σουρεαλισμού (υπερρεαλισμού) Λουί Αραγκόν.
1991: ο τουρκοκύπριος ηγέτης Ραούφ Ντενκτάς παρομοιάζει την εισβολή στην Κύπρο με την επιχείρηση των Συμμάχων στο Ιράκ.
1991: οι πρώην γιουγκοσλαβικές δημοκρατίες Κροατία, Σλοβενία, Βοσνία και Σκόπια, υποβάλλουν επίσημα αίτημα για αναγνώρισή τους από την ΕΟΚ.
1992: 170 Αρμένιοι στρατιώτες σκοτώνονται στις συγκρούσεις, στη μεθόριο με το Αζερμπαϊτζάν.
1992: ο Αμερικανός Πρόεδρος Τζορτζ Μπους, ο πατέρας, αποφασίζει να μην παραπέμψει στη δικαιοσύνη τον πρώην υπουργό Αμυνας Γκάσπερ Ουαϊνμπέργκερ και πέντε ακόμα άτομα για το σκάνδαλο Ιρανγκέιτ.
1992: στη Σερβία, ο Σλόμπονταν Μιλόσεβιτες κερδίζει τις προεδρικές εκλογές.
1993: στη Ρωσία, σε ισχύ τίθεται το νέο Σύνταγμα, που εγκαθιδρύει ένα ισχυρό προεδρικό καθεστώς.
1993: στις ΗΠΑ, σε 200 χρόνια καταδικάζεται 19χρονος για οκτώ δολοφονίες.
1994: "ο Αλβανός Πρόεδρος Μπερίσα απελευθερώνει τον Βορειοηπειρώτη και μέλος της ""Ομόνοιας""κρατούμενο Ηρακλή Σύρμο, μετά την άρση του ελληνικού βέτο για την κοινοτική βοήθεια στην Αλβανία."
1994: οι ΗΠΑ αποφασίζουν να παρατείνουν για ένα χρόνο τις κυρώσεις κατά της Λιβύης, την οποία κατηγορούν ότι, υποστηρίζει τη διεθνή τρομοκρατία.
1994: πεθαίνει ο ’Αγγλος θεατρικός συγγραφέας Τζον Όσμπορν.
1995: "στην Γκρενόμπλ της Γαλλίας, βρίσκονται 16 απανθρακωμένα πτώματα, που ανήκαν στην αίρεση του ""Ναού του Ηλιου"", μεταξύ των οποίων και τρία παιδιά."
1997: στην Ιταλία, ο δήμαρχος της Βενετίας παντρεύει τον Αμερικανό σκηνοθέτη Γούντι Αλεν και τη φίλη του Σουν Γι Πρεβέν, θετή κόρη της πρώην συντρόφου του, Μία Φάροου.
το κορυφαίο ελληνικό εστιατόριο για το 2018
Ο Ανέστης Μπαμπατζιμόπουλος γεννήθηκε σε μια ταραγμένη για την Ελλάδα εποχή καθώς βρισκόταν πάνω στο ξέσπασμα του Εμφυλίου Πολέμου, το 1940 στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Αποφοίτησε από το 4ο Γυμνάσιο Αρρένων το 1958. Πολύ νωρίς από τα έντεκα βοηθούσε τη μητέρα του στις δουλειές στηρίζοντας έτσι την οικογενειακή επιχείρηση. Στη Ελλάδα συνεχίσθηκε η οικογενειακή παράδοση των αποστάξεων με την παραγωγή και διάθεση του Ούζου.
Από το 1971 ξεκινά η νέα εποχή. Ο Ανέστης Μπαμπατζιμόπουλος, εγγονός, φυτεύει στις πλαγιές του Όρους Βερτίσκου τον πρώτο δοκιμαστικό αμπελώνα για να ακολουθήσει επέκταση και εφαρμογή της βιολογικής καλλιέργειας πλέον στα 244 στρέμματα. Στην Αγχίαλο Θεσσαλονίκης λειτουργεί οινοποιείο και αποσταγματοποείο με παραγωγή ούζου, τσίπουρου, αποσταγμάτων και μιας σειράς Τοπικών Οίνων Μακεδονίας και Μεσήμβριας. Έτσι κρίνεται επιβεβλημένο ένα νέο οινοποιείο να εγκατασταθεί στην Όσσα Λαγκαδά εν μέσω του βιολογικού αμπελώνα Το οινοποιείο της Όσσας παράγει οίνους λευκούς, ροζέ και ερυθρούς αποκλειστικά από τα βιολογικά σταφύλια του κτήματος. Οι ποικιλίες που αναπτύχθηκαν μέσα σε ένα εξαιρετικό φυσικό περιβάλλον είναι οι: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Μαυρούδι, Ξινόμαυρο, Ροδίτης, Ugni Blanc, Μαλβάζια και Μαλαγουζιά.
Το 1988 η εταιρεία Μπαμπατζίμ παρουσιάζει πρώτη το Τσίπουρο Μακεδονίας, εμφιαλωμένο και ελεγχόμενο ποιοτικά και φορολογικά. Παντρεύτηκε το 1968, την Αγγελική Στεφανή, με την οποία απέκτησαν ένα γιο, τον Χρήστο Μπαμπατζιμόπουλο. Υπήρξε μια από τις πιο πληθωρικές μορφές των παραγωγών αποσταγμάτων και οίνου στην Ελλάδα. Τα τελευταία χρόνια αντιμετώπιζε προβλήματα υγείας. Έφυγε σήμερα το πρωί ενώ η κηδεία του θα γίνει την δεύτερη μέρα των Χριστουγέννων.