"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.
1960: Neil Sedaka's song "Calendar Girl" debuts on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 100 during its first week of release. The song would reach No. 4 on the chart in 1961, making it one of the singer's better-known songs.