For many, today is a day to relax – perhaps to recover from recent holiday gatherings with family and friends, or to prepare for the pressure of the fast approaching New Year’s Eve. While you’re kicking back and enjoying your favorite non-alcoholic beverage (after all, our industry provides such a wide array of choices), we thought we’d lighten things up a little…with some trivia about this day in history.

Did you know:

On this very day in 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public?  Home to the “Rockettes” and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, this New York institution is an integral part of holiday cheer for New Yorkers, as well as visitors from across the country and around the world.

And just 34 years later on this day, international superstars The Supremes made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” For our younger readers, the Motown signing group may ring a bell if you saw the film “Dreamgirls.”

On December 27, 1968, Apollo 8 ended its first orbital manned mission to the Moon, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.

On this day in 1982, the Sports Illustrated year-end double-issue came out, featuring hockey legend Wayne Gretzky as “Sportsman of the Year.”

So if you’re out and about today, test your friends, family and colleagues to see if they are as well-informed about this day as you are.