At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City. Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, a place of beauty where ordinary people could see high-quality entertainment. Since its 1932 opening, more than 300 million people have gone to Radio City to enjoy movies, stage shows, concerts and special events.Accessed at: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history 12.27.19
Radio City Music Hall was the brainchild of the billionaire John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
On December 20, 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army.
Washington, D.C., was established as the capital of the United States of America on December 12, 1800.
Walt Disney (Walter Elias Disney) was born in 1901. He was an American Oscar-Emmy winning cartoonist. Disney and Ub Iwerks created Mickey Mouse in 1928, with Disney providing the voice. Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.Accessed at: http://www.thisdaytrivia.com/ on 12.05.19
Film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), and Mary Poppins (1964, which earned five Oscars).
TV: The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1996) and Walt Disney’s Disneyland (1954-, with several name changes).