Here are some significant events in the life and
career of Bobby Darin for the month of December:
- December 17, 1957: Bobby makes his debut on American Bandstand
"Don't Call My Name." He also chats with Dick Clark.
- December 19-24, 1958: Darin records tracks for his That's All album,
"Mack the Knife."
- December 2, 1959: Bobby Darin appears on This Is Your Life on NBC.
- December 3, 1959: Bobby is a guest on a TV series called The Big
hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
- December 4, 1959: Darin is questioned about payola scandal & his radio
on Alan Freed's show by the New York District attorney. He denies paying Freed.
- December 26, 1959: TV Guide profiles Darin ("Hottest Singer Since Elvis").
- December 1, 1960: Bobby Darin marries Sandra Dee!
- December 13, 1960: Bobby co-hosts with Dick Clark on American Bandstand.
- December 16, 1961: Dodd Mitchell Darin is born at Cedars of Lebanon
in Hollywood, California.
- December 9, 1962: Bobby is the mystery guest on What's My Line?
- December 29, 1963: Bobby is a guest on the Judy Garland Show; Bob
- December 7, 1964: Bobby appears on the Andy Williams Show along with Robert Goulet.
- December 23, 1968: Bobby guest stars on The Joey Bishop Show.
- December 2, 1969: "Bob" Darin plays the Sahara in Las Vegas & turns down
for "Mack the Knife."
- December 17, 1970: Bobby Darin, Sid Caesar and B.B. King appear on
Flip Wilson Show.
- December 29, 1971: Bobby appears on the The Merv Griffin Show.
- December 2, 1972: Bobby appears on the NBC teenage talk show series,
Talking With a Giant.
- December 11, 1973: Bobby enters Cedars of Lebanon hospital in L.A. to repair
artificial heart valves that he received in a previous operation.
- December 20, 1973: After eight hours on the operating table, Bobby Darin dies at
age of thirty-seven.