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 This day in History - December 22
419 Historic Events for December 22
1947

Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)

Birth
1947

Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)

Birth
1948

KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1948

Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)

Birth
1948

Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps and Blunders)

Birth
1948

Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)

Birth
1949

Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)

Birth
1949

Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)

Birth
1949

Manfred BurgsmĀller, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)

Birth
1949

Maurice Gibb, Manchester Eng, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)

Birth
1950

Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70

Death
1950

Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88

Death
1950

2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77

Event
1951

Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide

Event
1951

Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61

Death
1951

Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)

Birth
1951

Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire

Birth
1951

Jan Stephenson, Sydney Australia, golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974)

Birth
1952

French govt of Pinay, resigns

Event
1952

WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1953

Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns

Event
1953

Bernnadette Stanis, Bkln NY, actress (Thelma-Good Times)

Birth
1953

David Leisner, composer

Birth
1954

Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader

Birth
1954

Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)

Birth