14th December 2013
Peter O'Toole, Irish-English actor, singer, and producer, died.5 years.
19th December 1848
Emily Brontë, English author and poet, died. 170 years.
20th December 1968
John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 50 years.
21st December 1118
Thomas Becket, English archbishop and saint, was born. 900 years.
23rd December 1888
Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear. 130 years.
23rd December 1918
Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt, statesman who served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1974 to 1982, was born. 100 years.
25th December 1918
Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt, was born. 100 years.
25th December 1983
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor, died. 35 years.
26th December 1893
Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionist and politician, Chairman of the Communist Party of China, was born. 125 years.
27th December 1978
Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship. 40 years.
27th December 1958
Harry Warner, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros, died. 60 years.

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