What Happened on December 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
  • Gould/Comden/Green's "Billion Dollar Baby" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
  • Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", dies of congestive heart failure at 60

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton