On this day: December 19

POSTED: 03:58 PM PST Dec 18, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 18, 2015 

"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.

OTD December 19 - 9 to 5
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1980: The comedy "9 to 5," starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman, opens in theaters. The film, about three working women living out their fantasy of getting even with their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" of a boss, would prove to be an instant hit and earn more than $100 million at the U.S. box office. The movie's theme song, "9 to 5," would become one of Parton's biggest hits of the decade. It went to No. 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the U.S. country singles charts, and was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Song.


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