December 27

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1845 – Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia (ether) during childbirth for the first time for the delivery of his own child in Jefferson, GA.

1932 – Radio City Music Hall, “Showplace of the Nation”, in New York, NY, opened its doors to the public for the first time.

1938 – The first skimobile course in America opened in North Conway, NH.

1947 – The children’s television program “Howdy Doody,” hosted by Buffalo Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.

1951 – A Crosley automobile, with a steering wheel on the right side, became the first vehicle of its kind to be placed in service for mail delivery in Cincinnati, OH.

1965 – In Fort Lauderdale, FL, the initial part of the International Swimming Hall of Fame was dedicated.

1968 – Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.

1971 – Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Woodstock of Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” comic strip were on the cover of “Newsweek” magazine.

1971 – The “Sonny & Cher Show” television show began airing on CBS. The show ran for 4-1/2 years.

1989 – The album “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” by Elmo and Patsy was certified gold.

1991 – The movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” opened in theaters.

2002 – Clonaid, a company founded by a religious sect that believe in space aliens, announced it had produced the world’s first cloned baby. The baby had been born December 26.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

John Amos 1939 – Actor (TV’s “Good Times”, “The West Wing”)

Cokie Roberts 1943 – Reporter (ABC News, NPR)

Mick Jones 1944 – Musician (Spooky Tooth, Foreigner)

Mickey Redmond 1947 – Hockey Player, TV color analyst (Detroit Red Wings 1970-1976)

Gérard Depardieu 1948 – French actor

Karla Bonoff 1951 – Singer

David Knopfler 1952 – Musician (Dire Straits)

Tovah Feldshuh 1953 – Actress (TV’s “Law and Order”, “Crossing Jordan”, “Ryan’s Hope”)

Arthur Kent 1953 – Television journalist

Maryam D’Abo 1960 – Actress (“The Living Daylights”)

Goldberg 1966 – Former WWE and WCW wrestling star

Savannah Guthrie 1971 – TV co-host (TV’s “Today Show”)

Wilson Cruz 1973 – Actor (TV’s “My So-Called Life”)

Emilie de Ravin 1981 – Actress (TV’s “Roswell”, “Lost”, movie “The Hills Have Eyes”)

 

TODAY IS:

Fruitcake Day

Make Cut-out Snowflakes Day

Visit The Zoo Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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