15th December 1939
"Gone with the Wind" Premières in Atlanta, Georgia. 80 years
16th December 1944
The Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. 75 years.
16th December 1899
Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, was born. 120 years.
17th December 1904
Paul Cadmus, American painter and photographer, was born. 115 years.
18th December 1879
Paul Klee, Swiss-German artist whose style was influenced by movements that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism, was born. 140 years.
18th December 1869
Edward Redfield, oil painter of landscapes and buildings was born. 150 years.
18th December 1869
Edward Redfield, oil painter of landscapes and buildings was born. 150 years.
23rd December 1929
Chet Baker, American Jazz musician and vocalist, was born. 90 years.
23rd December 1989
Nancy Graves, conceptual sculpture based artist, was born. 80 years.
24th December 1914
WWI - Christmas Day Truce, on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day soldiers from both sides ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled and exchanged food and cigarettes. 105 years.
25th December 1889
Humphrey Bogart, American film and stage actor, was born. 120 years.
26th December 1909
Frederic Remington, American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer, died. 110 years.
26th December 2004
The earthquake in the Indian ocean, creating the tsunami that hit South-East Asia. 15 years.
27th December 1904
James Barrie’s play, Peter Pan, premiered at the Duke of York Theatre in London. 115 years.
28th December 2004
Susan Sontag, American writer and filmmaker, professor and political activist, died. 15 years.
29th December 1894
Christina Rossetti, English poet known for writing a variety of romantic and children's poems, died. 125 years.
31st December 1869
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, was born. 150 years.
1st January 1895
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 1250 years.
7th January 1955
Britain's first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio. 65 years.
8th January 1935
Elvis Presley, an American singer and actor, was born. 85 years.

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