Daily Calendar for Thursday, December 14, 2023


  • George Washington (1st U.S. president) –
  • Prince Albert (husband and Prince Consort of Queen Victoria) –
  • Roger Maris (baseball player) –
  • Peter O'Toole (actor) –
  • Alan Thicke (actor) –


  • Frances Bavier (actress) –
  • Spike Jones (comedian & musician) –
  • Mel Bartholomew (construction engineer and gardener known for his Square Foot Gardening method) –
  • Charlie Rich (musician) –
  • Patty Duke (actress) –
  • KaDee Strickland (actress) –
  • Vanessa Hudgens (actress) –


  • First recorded meteorite in the New World fell in Weston, Connecticut–
  • Alabama is admitted to the Union as the 22nd state–
  • First expedition reached the South Pole, led by Roald Amundsen–
  • Tilt-a-Whirl trademark registered–
  • Diplogen suggested for isotope name–
  • National Velvet, a film featuring a young Elizabeth Taylor, premiered in New York–
  • Captain Sue Dauser, Navy Nurse Corps, received the Distinguished Service Medal–
  • Scotchguard carpet treatment patented–
  • The film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, premiered in New York City. This film is credited with accelerating the disco craze–
  • Charles Schulz, creator of the comic strip Peanuts, announced he would retire–
  • The Millau Viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, was formally opened in France–
  • 5.6-lb. avocado grown in Kahului, Hawaii, set world record for heaviest–


  • A major cold wave across the country marked the beginning of one of the most severe winters in U.S. history–
  • The temperature at Helena, Montana, fell 79 degrees in 24 hours–

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