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 On this day December 18-24, 2022 (week 51) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 18-24, 2022 (week 51)

December 18, 2022 - December 24, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the architect Richard Rogers, Chile’s youngest president Gabriel Boric, the folk stories of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the iconic “Earthrise” photograph, the destruction of the Library of Alexandria, the Soviet aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev and Holywood star Ava Gardner.

December 18, 2021: Richard Rogers, noted for his modernist and functionalist designs in high-tech architecture, including the Pompidou Centre in Paris, died at age 88

December 19, 2021: Former activist Gabriel Boric was elected as Chile’s youngest president, pledging to install a welfare state in one of the world’s most unequal countries

December 20, 1812: Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first book of classic German folk tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, and Snow White

December 21, 1968: Apollo 8 was launched on the first manned flight around the moon, on which the astronauts captured the iconic “Earthrise” photograph

December 22, 640: The Saracen caliph Omar is reputed to have ordered the destruction of the famous Library of Alexandria following the Muslim conquest of Egypt

December 23, 1972: Andrei Tupolev, Soviet aircraft designer, died. He designed both military and commercial aircraft and Russian aircraft today still bear his name

December 24, 1922: Sultry Hollywood star Ava Gardner, whose best known films include The Killers (1946), Mogambo (1953), and Bhowani Junction (1956), was born

PUBLISHED: 07/12/2022; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press