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Billy Joel's big moments in December: Alexa Ray Joel is born, 'We Didn't Start the Fire' hits No. 1, more

From his hit song "We Didn't Start the Fire" to his performances on New Year's Eve, here are the notable Billy Joel anniversaries on the calendar this month.

Dec. 3

Dec. 3 (2013): Madison Square Garden announces Billy
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Dec. 3 (2013): Madison Square Garden announces Billy Joel will be named as their first entertainment franchise.

Dec. 7

Dec. 7 (1994): Joel is awarded the Century
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Dec. 7 (1994): Joel is awarded the Century Award at the Billboard Music Awards.

Dec. 8

Dec. 8 (2013): The Piano Man is honored
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Dec. 8 (2013): The Piano Man is honored as a recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors.

Dec. 9

Dec. 9 (1989): Joel's song
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Dec. 9 (1989): Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire" hits No. 1.

Dec. 11

Dec. 11 (1977): Joel performs one of his
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Dec. 11 (1977): Joel performs one of his first Nassau Coliseum concerts.

Dec. 12

Dec. 12 (2012): Joel performs at the 12-12-12
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Dec. 12 (2012): Joel performs at the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden.

Dec. 16

Dec. 16 (2002): Joel is presented with a
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Dec. 16 (2002): Joel is presented with a a lifetime achievement award during the 2002 New York Magazine Awards Luncheon.

Dec. 29

Dec. 29 (1985): Joel and then-wife Christie Brinkley
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Dec. 29 (1985): Joel and then-wife Christie Brinkley have their first daughter, Alexa Ray Joel.

Dec. 30

Dec. 30 (1982): Joel's first video special,
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Dec. 30 (1982): Joel's first video special, "Live from Long Island," premieres. It's recorded at Nassau Coliseum.

Dec. 31

Dec. 31 (1989): Joel performs during his
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Dec. 31 (1989): Joel performs during his "Storm Front Tour" at Nassau Coliseum.

Dec. 31

Dec. 31 (2013): Joel performs at Barclays Center.
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Dec. 31 (2013): Joel performs at Barclays Center.

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