December 22nd

 

 


 

December 22nd, 1808

Premiere in Vienna in an joint concert of Beethoven ‘s Symphony no 5 and no 6.

 

 

 

December 22nd, 1849

The execution of the Russian  author Fyodor Dostoyevsky is canceled at the last-minute. He was  convicted for propaganda against the czar.

 

 

 

 

 

December 22nd, 1858

Giacomo Puccini the Italian composer is born.Some of his best works are La Boheme, Tosca and  Madame Butterfly.

 

 

 

 

December 22nd, 1876

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti is born. He is mostly known for founding the Futuristic movement.

 

 

 

December 22nd, 1956

Colo is born. Colo is the first gorilla to be bred in captivity.

 

 

 

December 22nd, 1989

Samuel Beckett dies. He was an Irish avant-garde writer and dramatist. His main interest was the  human  existence. He is considered to be one of the greatest members of Esslin’s “Theatre of the  Absurd “. He has received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most significant works include Waiting  for Godot,  End of the Game, Happy Days and more.

 

 

 

December 22nd, 2002

Joe Strummer dies. H e was an English musician and co-founder of the great punk band The Clash.

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