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1818 - The classic Christmas song "Silent Night" was performed for the first time at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

1959 - Then 18, Richard Starkey, who the world would later come to know as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Jane Asher got engaged, though they never actually married.

1978 - Public Image Ltd. played their first ever live show at London's Rainbow Theatre.

1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt, which starred Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love, was released.


1946  Jimmy Buffett
1954   Robin Campbell of UB40
1954  Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics
1971  Noel Hogan of The Cranberries

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