Bobby Darin

December Timeline





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 singing
    "Don't Call My Name." He also chats with Dick Clark.

  • December 19-24, 1958: Darin records tracks for his That's All album, including
    "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 Party,
    hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

  • December 4, 1959: Darin is questioned about payola scandal & his radio appearances
    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 Hospital
    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 Newhart
    also appears.

  • 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 requests
    for "Mack the Knife."

  • December 17, 1970: Bobby Darin, Sid Caesar and B.B. King appear on the
    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 two
    artificial heart valves that he received in a previous operation.

  • December 20, 1973: After eight hours on the operating table, Bobby Darin dies at the
    age of thirty-seven.



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