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.