Historical Events In December - 01
Monday, 03 October 2022
1965 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began on this day in history.
1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope on this day in history.
1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses on December - 01.
1968 On this day in history pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
1968 On December - 01 hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66
1969 On December - 01 uS government holds its first draft lottery since WW II
1970 On this day in history independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
1970 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies on December - 01.
1971 John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93
1972 On this day in history antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea on December - 01.
1973 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87 on December - 01.
1974 Los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8 on December - 01.
1974 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1975 On December - 01 nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
1977 On this day in history paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
1978 President Carter more than doubles national park system size on December - 01.
1980 On this day in history uS Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination
1980 On this day in history sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
1981 On December - 01 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
1981 HIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people on December - 01.
1982 On this day in history miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico
1982 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday on December - 01.
1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury on this day in history.
1983 Mirsky, mathematician, dies on December - 01.
1986 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
1986 Horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85 on December - 01.
1987 Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel on December - 01.
1987 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57 on this day in history.
1988 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan)
1988 On this day in history nBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
1989 On December - 01 "Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS