On This Day: December 21st
This is 356th day of the year and 10 days remain in the year.
The first basketball game, invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts by James E. Naismith, was played.
Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
The first crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World.
Disney's Snow White, the first feature length color and sound cartoon, premiered.
A terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.
Eleven of the former Soviet republics form the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Palestinians took over the control of the city of Bethlehem.
December 21 BirthdaysJoseph Stalin1879–1953, Soviet Communist Leader.
Frank Zapparock musician , composer, and pianist
Samuel L. Jacksonactor
Chris Everttennis player
Ray Romanocomedian, actor
Jackie Stilesbasketball player
Josh Gibsonbaseball player
Dame Rebecca Westnovelist and critic
Henrietta SzoldZionist leader
Michael Tilson Thomasconductor, composer, and pianist