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Holidays and observances

  • The fifth day of Kwanzaa. (United States)

Events

  • 1972 – Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
  • 1936 – The United Auto Workers union stages its first sitdown strike.
  • 1927 – The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1919 – Lincoln's Inn in London, England, UK admits its first female bar student.
  • 1916 – Russian mystic and advisor to the Tsar Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was murdered by a loyalist group led by Prince Felix Yusupov. His frozen, partially-trussed body was discovered in a Moscow river three days later.
  • 1906 – The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India (later Dhaka, Bangladesh).
  • 1896 – Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6–5.
  • 1853 – Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
  • 1825 – The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
  • 1816 – The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.

Births

  • 1992 – Carson Wentz, American football player
  • 1989 – Ryan Sheckler, American skateboarder and entrepreneur
  • 1986 – Caity Lotz, American actress
  • 1984 – LeBron James, American basketball player, producer and businessman
  • 1983 – Eddie Edwards, American professional wrestler
  • 1983 – Kevin Systrom, American computer programmer and businessman, co-founded Instagram
  • 1983 – Nick Symmonds, American runner
  • 1982 – Dathan Ritzenhein, American runner
  • 1982 – Dawan Landry, American football player
  • 1981 – Matt Ulrich, American football player
  • 1980 – Eliza Dushku, American actress and producer
  • 1979 – Michael Grimm, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Devin Brown, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Rob Scuderi, American ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Tyrese Gibson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1977 – Kenyon Martin, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Laila Ali, American boxer and actress
  • 1976 – A. J. Pierzynski, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Kastro, American rapper
  • 1976 – Patrick Kerney, American football player
  • 1975 – Tiger Woods, American golfer
  • 1973 – Jason Behr, American actor
  • 1972 – Steven Wiig, American actor and drummer
  • 1971 – C. S. Lee, Korean-American actor
  • 1969 – Dave England, American snowboarder and stuntman
  • 1969 – Meredith Monroe, American actress
  • 1969 – Michelle McGann, American golfer
  • 1968 – Bryan Burk, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1968 – Sandra Glover, American hurdler
  • 1966 – Bennett Miller, American director and producer
  • 1966 – Gary Chartier, American philosopher, scholar, and academic
  • 1965 – Heidi Fleiss, American procurer
  • 1964 – George Newbern, American actor
  • 1963 – Chandler Burr, American journalist and author
  • 1961 – Sean Hannity, American radio and television host
  • 1959 – Tracey Ullman, English-American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Steven Smith, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1957 – Matt Lauer, American television journalist and anchor
  • 1957 – Patricia Kalember, American actress
  • 1956 – Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress and singer
  • 1956 – Suzy Bogguss, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Barry Greenstein, American poker player and philanthropist
  • 1953 – Dana Key, American singer, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1953 – Daniel T. Barry, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1953 – Meredith Vieira, American journalist and game show host
  • 1952 – June Anderson, American soprano and actress
  • 1951 – Chris Jasper, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer
  • 1950 – Lewis Shiner, American journalist and author
  • 1948 – Jed Johnson, American interior designer and director (d. 1996)
  • 1947 – James Kahn, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1947 – Steve Mix, American basketball player and coach
  • 1946 – Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter and poet
  • 1945 – Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • 1945 – Lloyd Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Troma Entertainment
  • 1944 – Joseph Hilbe, American mathematician and philosopher
  • 1944 – William J. Fallon, American admiral
  • 1942 – Fred Ward, American actor
  • 1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1942 – Robert Quine, American guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Mel Renfro, American football player and coach
  • 1940 – James Burrows, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Felix Pappalardi, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1983)
  • 1938 – Ron Wolf, American Football Hall of Fame General Manager
  • 1937 – Jim Marshall, American football player
  • 1937 – John Hartford, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2001)
  • 1937 – Paul Stookey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1935 – Jack Riley, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1934 – Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
  • 1934 – John N. Bahcall, American astrophysicist and astronomer, co-developed the Hubble Space Telescope (d. 2005)
  • 1934 – Joseph Bologna, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1934 – Joseph P. Hoar, American general
  • 1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor
  • 1931 – Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1930 – Red Rhodes, American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1928 – Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
  • 1924 – Yvonne Brill, Canadian-American propulsion engineer (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Jane Langton, American author and illustrator
  • 1920 – Jack Lord, American actor and director (d. 1998)
  • 1917 – Seymour Melman, American engineer and author (d. 2004)
  • 1914 – Bert Parks, American actor, singer, television personality, and beauty pageant host (d. 1992)
  • 1911 – Jeanette Nolan, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1910 – Paul Bowles, American composer and author (d. 1999)
  • 1887 – William Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner and coach (d. 1967)
  • 1883 – Archer Baldwin, American-English farmer and politician (d. 1966)
  • 1873 – Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (d. 1944)
  • 1851 – Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Atlanta (d. 1929)
  • 1825 – Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1819 – John W. Geary, American lawyer and politician, 16th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1873)
  • 159 – Empress Dowager Bian, second wife of Cao Cao, mother of Cao Wei's first emperor, Cao Pi (d. 230)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Doug Atkins, American football player (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Howard Davis, Jr., American boxer and trainer (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – Luise Rainer, German-born American-British actress (b. 1910)
  • 2014 – Terry Becker, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Johnny Orr, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Kinnaird R. McKee, American admiral (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Carl Woese, American microbiologist and biophysicist (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Philip Coppens, Belgian-American journalist and author (b. 1971)
  • 2005 – Rona Jaffe, American novelist (b. 1932)
  • 2004 – Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 2003 – John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Eleanor J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2002 – Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 2000 – Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1909)
  • 1999 – Fritz Leonhardt, German engineer, co-designed the Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge and Fernsehturm Stuttgart (b. 1909)
  • 1998 – Sam Muchnick, American wrestling promoter, co-founded the National Wrestling Alliance (b. 1905)
  • 1996 – Lew Ayres, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1995 – Doris Grau, American voice actor and script supervisor (b. 1924)
  • 1995 – Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Irving "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (b. 1907)
  • 1988 – Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and landscaper (b. 1904)
  • 1986 – Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • 1982 – Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1896)
  • 1979 – Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1970 – Sonny Liston, American boxer (b. 1932)
  • 1947 – Alfred North Whitehead, English-American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1861)
  • 1940 – Childe Wills, American engineer (b. 1878)
  • 1937 – Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (b. 1852)
  • 1803 – Francis Lewis, Welsh-American merchant and politician (b. 1713)
  • 1572 – Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (b. 1512)
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