(Saturday, December 7, 2002) — Brainwashed, the eleventh and final studio album by ex-Beatle George Harrison (who died Nov. 29, 2001, at age 58), debuted and peaked at #18 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart for one week.
Video: 'Launch of Apollo 17 TV Coverage' (video begins 13 minutes before lift-off)
(Thursday, December 7, 1972) — Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was seriously wounded when Carlito Dimahilig tried to stab her to death with a bolo knife during an award ceremony broadcast live on television. The assailant was shot to death by security police and the wounds on Marcos’ hands and arms required 75 stitches.
(Monday, December 7, 1942, midday, during World War II) — In Tokyo, the Japanese people today observed the first anniversary of their Imperial Navy’s destruction of the American fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.