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On December the 5th
The final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast on the BBC.
The Abbott and Costello Show, hosted by comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, premiered on American television. They were one of the most successful team of entertainers in the history of radio and television.
Spanish tenor, Jose Carreras, was born in Barcelona. He is considered as one of the best operatic tenor of the 20th century.
Prohibition ended in the United States. It had been enacted in 1919 and in some US states prohibition was still enforced long after it was abolished. The state of Mississippi was the last state to repeal prohibition, in 1966.
The movie, Battleship Potemkin, premiered. It was directed by Sergei Eisenstein and has been labeled as one of the most important and influential films of all time.
American animation pioneer, Walt Disney, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was the founder of the Walt Disney Company, one of the most recognized companies in the world.
German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, was born in Wurzburg, Germany. He is widely considered as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century and was the recipient of the Nobel Prize of Physics in 1932 for the creation of quantum mechanics.
Austrian film director, Fritz Lang, was born in Vienna. He is most famous for his revolutionary movie, Metropolis. Metropolis was the most expensive silent film ever made and is a movie that is still studied by experts.
French writer, Alexandre Dumas, died at the age of 68. He is one of the most widely read authors of all time, having written such immortal classics as 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and the 'The Three Musketeers'.
Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, died at the age of 35. He was one of the most influential and popular composers of classical music.
In London, the Christie's auction house held his first sale.
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