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 - Judgment at Nuremberg
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1961: The drama "Judgment At Nuremberg," depicting the trial of certain judges who served during the Nazi regime in Germany, opens in New York City. The movie, starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner and Montgomery Clift, would be nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but would win only two, Best Actor for Schell and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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