December 20th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
December 20th History Highlights
December 20th is...
Go Caroling Day
International Human Solidarity Day
National Sangria Day
December 20th Quotes
It's always better to shock people and change people's expectations
than to give them exactly what they think you can do.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all
sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I
don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and
keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is
gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit.
It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how
much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning
is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get
what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits,
and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because
of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you.
You're better than that!
A virtue never tested is no virtue at all.
The environment doesn't change that radically. You are still
going to go home at night and NBC is going to be there, ABC and
CBS will still be there.
I have lived in the canyon for 20 years and the sound of a pack
of coyotes yipping still makes my hairs stand on end.
The call is never being recorded for quality purposes. It's being
recorded for their legal protection.
The revolution is just a T-shirt away.
December 20th Birthdays
1868 - Harvey Firestine, American inventor (Firestone tires)
1898 - Irene Dunne, American actress (died in 1990)
1922 - George Roy Hill, American director (died in 2002)
1924 - Charlie Callas, American actor and comedian (died in 2011)
1932 - John Hillerman, American actor (died in 2017)
1945 - Peter Criss, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1946 - Uri Geller, Israeli-English magician and psychic
1946 - Dick Wolf, American TV producer
1948 - Alan Parsons, English keyboard player and producer
1957 - Billy Bragg, Englih singer
1952 - Jenny Agutter, English actress
1956 - Anita Ward, American singer
1959 - Jackie Fox (Jacqueline Louise Fuchs), American attorney, Jeopardy! champ and bass player- The Runaways
1983 - Jonah Hill, American actor
1990 - JoJo, American singer
December 20th History
1803 - Although officially signed in April 1803, the French flag came down and the United States' flag rose in New Orleans, completing the Louisiana Purchase.
1880 - New York's Broadway was first lighted by electricity, built by Charles F. Brush, and became known as the "Great White Way."
1946 - It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart, premiered in New York City.
1955 - Cardiff was declared the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom. It is also the city where much of the action in the modern Doctor Who television show takes place.
1957 - Elvis Presley was drafted. He served between March 1958 and March 1960. His army serial number was 53 310 761.
1965 - ABC brought The Dating Game and Supermarket Sweep to daytime TV.
1968 - The Zodiac Killer murdered Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
1969 - #1 Hit December 20, 1969 - December 26, 1969: Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving on a Jet Plane
1981 - Broadway Show - Dreamgirls (Musical) December 20, 1981
1985 - The Color Purple, Out of Africa and Enemy Mine were released in theaters.
1985 - Pope John Paul II announced the institution of World Youth Day.
1986 - #1 Hit December 20, 1986 - January 16, 1987: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
1991 - Father of the Bride was released in theaters.
2002 - The Wild Thornberrys, Gangs of New York and Two Weeks Notice debuted in theaters.
2004 - A gang of thieves stole £26.5 Million from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, one of the largest bank robberies in British history.
2006 - Rocky Balboa debuted in theaters.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Every Christmas morning, when my kids were little, I read them the nativity story out of the big family bible. When my son was old enough to talk, he asked me what a stable was. I thought for a moment how to explain it to him in terms he could understand, then told him, "It's something like your sister's room, but without a stereo."
Always borrow money from a pessimist... He wont expect it back.
Instead of dividing the backing vocals (low, medium, and high),
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor, of the band Queen,
would record each background part together in unison, twice. 2x3
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