Born on this day 12th December
1907 Jean Anderson
1915 Frank Sinatra
1929 John Osborne
1932 Lionel Blair
1938 Connie Francis
1941 Dionne Warwick
1959 Jasper Conran
1960 Tracy Austin
1965 Will Carling
1964 Reeta Chakrabarti
1969 Sophie Kinsella
1969 Fiona May
1973 Gary Breen
1977 Dean Macey
1981 Stephen Warnock
1955 Bill Haley and the Comets recorded their classic ‘See You Later Alligator’..
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13 year old cousin Myra Brown in Mississippi.
1969 ‘The Trouble With Girls’, Elvis Presley’s 30th moviewas released.
1981 The Human League reached No.1 with ‘Don’t You Want Me’.
1982 Champion decathlete Daley Thompson was presented with BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
1991 World No 2 Steve Davis beat Stephen Hendry by nine frames to two in the semi-final of the Coalite World Matchplay championship in Doncaster.
People & Showbiz
1913 The Mona Lisa, which had been stolen from the Louvre in 1911, was recovered from its hiding place in the bedroom of a small hotel in Florence, 3 people were arrested .
1978 The first World Disco Dancing Championships were held in London and won by Japan’s Takaaki Dan.
1626 The Charterhouse Founder’s Day Dinner became the first recorded school reunion.
1931 Hitler told British and American journalists that he was a democrat.
1955 British engineer Christopher Cockerell patented the hovercraft.
1989 The Italian government announced that after the Christmas holidays the Leaning Tower of Pisa was to be closed to the public over fears that the tower could topple