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1818 - The classic Christmas song "Silent Night" was performed for the first time at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

1959 - Then 18, Richard Starkey, who the world would later come to know as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Jane Asher got engaged, though they never actually married.

1978 - Public Image Ltd. played their first ever live show at London's Rainbow Theatre.

1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt, which starred Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love, was released.

Birthdays:

1946  Jimmy Buffett
1954   Robin Campbell of UB40
1954  Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics
1971  Noel Hogan of The Cranberries

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