O Radix Jesse
The third of the O Antiphons used at Vespers during the last seven days of Advent.
Henry II is crowned King of England.
Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years according to Defoe.
Benjamin Franklin begins publishing Poor Richard's Almanack.
80 year old poet Philip Freneau gets lost in a snowstorm while returning from a tavern and dies near his home in Middletown Point, New Jersey.
Charles Dickens published his story A Christmas Carol..
Criminal and author/playwright Jean Genet born in Paris.
French chanteuse Edith Piaf born in Paris.
Blues singer and pianist Professor Longhair, (née Henry Byrd) born in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Singer / Song-writer Phil Ochs born in El Paso, Texas.
Stanley Kubrick's movie A Clockwork Orange premiers.
President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.