Notable events in December
Human Rights Day (December 10).
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting signals the start of the Christmas season in NYC.
The winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs on dates varying from December 20 to 22.
Christmas (December 25).
International Children's Day - Second Sunday in December.
New Year's Eve sees Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival, world's largest.
December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. In Latin, decem means 'ten'. December was also the tenth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February. December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. December always starts on the same day of the week as September
Friday's child is loving and giving.

Your Birthstone is Turquoise and your Birth Flower is Narcissus.
David Harris
Friday, 8th of December 1967

You were born 14976 days ago! 342 days into the year
- with 23 days left

Congratulations on birthday number 41.
Aged 41, Charles Dickens published Bleak House in 1853.
1967 Winners!
Hockey's Stanley Cup was won by the Toronto Maple Leafs who beat the Montreal Canadiens by 4 games to 2.
Canadian Football Champions - Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat Saskatchewan Roughriders 24-1 to win the Grey Cup.
NFL Champions in the 1967 season were the
Green Bay Packers, runners-up Oakland Raiders.
John McKay coached USC to the US College Football championship with a record of 10-1.
The NBA championship was won by the Philadelphia 76ers who beat the San Francisco Warriors by 4 games to 2.
The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series by beating the Boston Red Sox.
A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500 driving a Coyote averaging 151.2 mph.
The Kentucky Derby was won by Bobby Ussery riding Proud Clarion in a time of 2 minutes and 0.6 seconds.
Oscars - Best Picture went to In the Heat of the Night - Best Actor Oscar was awarded to Rod Steiger for his performance in In the Heat of the Night - The Best Actress award went to Katharine Hepburn in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
Time magazine's Man of the Year award went to Lyndon B. Johnson.
Your World in 1967
In 1967 the population of Canada was 20,325,600. The US had 196,045,301 residents. The world population was 3,477,921,200.
Easter Sunday fell on March 26th and Mother's Day was May 14th.
The name Friday comes from the Old English frigedaeg, a translation of Latin dies Veneris, 'day (of the planet) Venus'. In most Germanic languages the day is named after Freyja—such as Freitag in German, Vrijdag in Dutch, Fredag in Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish.The word for Friday in most Romance languages is derived from Latin dies Veneris, such as vendredi in French, venerdì in Italian, viernes in Spanish. In most of the Indian languages, Friday is Shukravar (or a derived variation of Sukravar), named for Shukra, the Sanskrit name of the planet Venus. In other Indo-European languages the day is not related to the planet Venus.
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Others born on 8th of December

* 65 BC - Horace, Roman poet
* 1542 - Mary Queen of Scots
* 1765 - Eli Whitney, American inventor
* 1865 - Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer
* 1894 - James Thurber, American humorist
* 1911 - Lee J. Cobb, American actor
* 1922 - Lucian Freud, English painter
* 1925 - Sammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer
* 1936 - David Carradine, American actor
* 1951 - Bill Bryson, American author
Hot in the charts on 8th of December 1967

Number one in the Singles chart: Hello, Goodbye by The Beatles
Number one in the Album chart: The Monkees - "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd."
Number one in the UK Singles chart: The Beatles - "Hello, Goodbye"
Number one in the UK Album chart: Original Soundtrack - "The Sound Of Music"
Money in 1967
$10 would get you £3.37 in London and $9.27 US dollars in 1967.

An ounce of gold cost $38 in 1967 and is worth around $1550 today.

Inflation was running at 2.9%.

What you could buy for $5 in 1967 would cost you $31.06 today.

In 1967 the average household spent $7,553 a year compared to around $55,000 today.

A Hershey bar would have cost you 5 cents, a box of Kellogs cornflakes was 31 cents and a pack of Oreo cookies was yours for 53 cents in 1967.

Happy Birthday to the
world's best dad.
Anne, Mel and Tommy.
© 2008
Book winners in 1967!
Literature - Nobel Prize
In 1967 the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel Asturias "for his vivid literary achievement, deep-rooted in the national traits and traditions of Indian peoples of Latin America."
Literature - Best Novel
The most critically acclaimed novel of 1967 was One Hundred Years of Solitude written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Literature - Pulitzer Prize
In 1967 the Pulitzer Prize for best novel was awarder to Bernard Malamud for The Fixer.
1967 in other Calendars
1967 in Roman numerals is

The Islamic translation of Friday 8th of December 1967 is... Yaum al Jumah 6th Ramadan 1387

Your birthday in Julian days is... 2439833

The Jewish version of 8th of December 1967 is... 6 Kislev 5728

The Chinese version... Year 56 Month 11 Day 7 in the year cycle Ding Wei

Your Chinese zodiac is the Sheep

People born in the Year of Sheep are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But sheep year people are often shy, pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious, yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Sheep people never have to worry about having the best in life for their abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they like. Sheep people are wise, gentle, and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.
David Harris
Friday, 8th of December 1967

You were born 14976 days ago! 342 days into the year
- with 23 days left

Congratulations on birthday number 41.
Aged 41, New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles is the oldest man to play in a Superbowl - Feb 2008.
8th of December in history!
1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana, in Milan, opens as the second public library in Europe.
1643 - John Pym, English statesman, dies
1859 - Thomas de Quincey, English author, dies
1914 - WWI: Battle of the Falkland Islands is a decisive victory for The Royal Navy over the Germans.
1926 - Disappearance of Agatha Christie
1941 - WWII: The Japanese invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies.
1941 - WWII: Pacific War - After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. Congress declares war against Japan.
1941 - WWII: Pacific War - the Republic of China declares war against Japan.
1941 - WWII: Pacific War - occupied Korea declares war on Japan and Germany.
1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the Atoms for Peace speech.
1963 - Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Marylandwith a loss of 81 people.
1966 - The Greek SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.
1974 - A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
1978 - Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel. dies
1980 - Mark Chapman shoots and kills John Lennon in front of The Dakota apartment building.
1987 - The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
1991 - The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine dissolve the Soviet Union and establish the CIS.
1991 - The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
1993 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed.
2004 - The South American Community of Nations is established.

The Archer
November 23 to December 21

Traditional Sagittarius traits...

Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical

On the dark side...

Blindly optimistic and careless
Irresponsible and superficial
Tactless and restless
Notable events in 1967
Summer of Love.
Expo 67 is held in Montreal attracting over 50 million attendees.
First Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
The first Boeing 737 takes its maiden flight.
The American Basketball Association is formed.
Pink Floyd releases their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
Canada celebrates its first one hundred years of Confederation.
Celtic F.C. becomes the first British team to win the European Soccer Cup, beating Inter Milan 2-1.
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Politics in 1967
The Canadian Prime Minister in office when you were born was Lester B. Pearson. Lester B. Pearson was a Canadian statesman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957. He was also the 14th PM of Canada from April 1963 until April 1968.

The US President in office in 1967 was Lyndon B. Johnson. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President, was a Democrat who served 6 years as President between 1963 and 1969.

Happy Birthday to the
world's best dad.
Anne, Mel and Tommy.
© 2008