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December, 29

  • 2000 John Michael Montgomery suffers a compound fracture to his right leg when he slips and falls through ice while hunting near his home in Nicholasville, Ky. The singer is taken to Baptist Central Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where he undergoes surgery.
  • 1996 Famed French singer and songwriter Mireille dies at the age of 90 after a lengthy illness.
  • 1982 Jamaica issues a Bob Marley commemorative stamp.
  • 1974 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” Elton John. The John Lennon-Paul McCartney song first appeared on the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967.
  • 1951 Singer Yvonne Elliman (“If I Can’t Have You”) is born in Honolulu.
  • 1946 Marianne Faithfull is born in London, the daughter of a British university lecturer and an Austrian baroness.
  • 1942 Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues is born in Stourton-on-Severn, England.