Pop Culture Madness!
January Trivia
February Trivia
March Trivia
April Trivia
May Trivia
June Trivia
July Trivia
August Trivia
September Trivia
October Trivia
November Trivia
December Trivia

December 1st History

Click for the December Date
Christmas ~ Chrismukkah ~ Festivus
Christmas ~ Hannukah ~ Kwanzaa ~ Ramadan
Christmas Music

St. Nicholas Trivia:

St. Nicholas lived in Turkey, where he served as bishop in the town of Myra, during the fourth century. Sinter Klaas (St. Nicholas) brought gifts at Christmastime, according to legend, either through an open window or down a chimney. He was generous, often supplying dowries for young brides-tobe.

December 1st In Pop Culture History

800 - Charlemagne judged the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican, and decided in the Pope's favor.

1783 - The first manned voyage of a lighter-than-air hydrogen balloon left Paris carrying Professor Jacques Alexander Cesar Charles and Marie-Noel Robert to almost 500 feet and landed 28 miles away after about 2 hours in the air. 1841 - The first steamboat engine built in America for a screw-propelled vessel, designed by John Ericsson and built by Captain Sylvester Doolittle, installed on the ship Vandalia, was launched.

1885 - Invented by Charles Alderton, Dr Pepper was first served at the W.B. Morrison & Co. Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas.

1913 - The Ford Motor Company introduced the continuously moving assembly line, producing a complete automobile every two-and-a-half minutes. It was the first true "mass production" system.

1913 - The first U.S. drive-in automobile service 'filling station' opened at the traffic intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1952 - The New York Daily News reported that Christine Jorgensen was the first case of sexual reassignment surgery.

1955 - Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

1958 - #1 Hit December 1, 1958 - December 21, 1958: The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is to Love Him

1958 - A fire at Our Lady of Angels School elementary school in Chicago killed 90 children.

1968 - Broadway Show - Promises, Promises (Musical) December 1, 1968

1973 - #1 Hit December 1, 1973 - December 14, 1973: The Carpenters - Top of the World

1974 - Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231 crashed northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport; also TWA Flight 514, another Boeing 727, crashed northwest of Dulles International Airport, killing all 92 people on board.

1989 - Christmas Vacation was released in theaters.

1990 - #1 Hit December 1, 1990 - December 7, 1990: Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

1990 - The Chunnel between England and France was connected and celebrated when and Englishman and Frenchmen broke their their respective sides. It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and the French president, François Mitterrand, in a ceremony held in Calais on May 6, 1994.

1991 - Britney Spears appeared on Star Search.

1992- The Young and The Restless aired the 5,000th episode. In honor of the event, The Price Is Right (also CBS) even featured Y&R themed showcases.

1994 - The Game Show Network, the 24-hour channel dedicated to game shows, made its debut

1994 - Home & Garden Television (HGTV) made its debut.

1996 - 25 Days Of Christmas began airing on The Family Channel.

1997 - 8 planets in our Solar System lined up from West to East beginning with Pluto, followed by Mercury, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn, along with a crescent moon, in a rare alignment visible from Earth that lasted until December 8.

2007 - #1 Hit December 1, 2007 - January 4, 2008: Alicia Keys - No One

2012 - #1 Hit December 1, 2012 - December 21, 2012: Rihanna - Diamonds

December 1st
Celebrity Birthdays

Heard Outside
The PCM Office ...

Woody Allen (1935)
Carol Alt (1960)
John Densmore (1944)
Jared Fogle (1977)
Jonathan Coulton (1970)
Mary Martin (1913-1990)
Lou Rawls (1935)
Charlene Tilton (1958)
Annette Haven (1954)
Mat Kearney (1978)
Bette Midler (1945)
Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946)
Richard Pryor (1940-2005)
"Hey, when you're smokin' cigarettes outside...who comes by later to pick up those butts? 'Cause that dude is not doin' his job."
"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."
-Woody Allen


Pop Culture News

PopCultureMadness.com is the center of the Pop Culture Madness network - your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2017 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!

pop, as in 'popular' :(adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture:(noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

Privacy Statement/Contact

TL;DR - Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated network sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.

For purposes of Review, we often (usually) get samples, press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) Review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet.

PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here.