On this day timelines December 20th

On this day timelines December 20th

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On this day timelines December 20th



1843 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (pictured), a novella about the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after being visited by three Christmas ghosts, was first published.


1916 – Roy Ward Baker, English director and producer (d. 2010)

1940 – Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1941 – Maurice White, American singer-songwriter and producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1944 – Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ten Years After) (d. 2013)

1944 – Zal Yanovsky, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lovin’ Spoonful) (d. 2002)

1947 – Jimmy Bain, Scottish bass player and songwriter (Rainbow and Wild Horses)

1962 – Gary Fleder, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1975 – Brandon Sanderson, American author and academic

1979 – Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Books)


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