On this day: December 19

Published On: Dec 18 2012 05:58:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 19 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

"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 - Kramer vs Kramer
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1979: The drama "Kramer vs. Kramer," starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, and directed and written by Robert Benton, opens in theaters. The movie, which tells the story of a married couple's divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple's young son, would go on to receive five Academy Awards in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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