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Historical Events In December - 01

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1965  Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began on December - 01.  

1967  On this day in history queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope  

1967  Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses on December - 01.  

1968  On December - 01 pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting  

1968  On this day in history hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66  

1969  US government holds its first draft lottery since WW II on December - 01.  

1970  Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on December - 01.  

1970  Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies on December - 01.  

1971  On this day in history john and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US  

1971  On this day in history arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93  

1972  On December - 01 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81  

1973  On this day in history australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea  

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 December - 01.  

1975  On this day in history nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80  

1977  Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1978  On December - 01 president Carter more than doubles national park system size  

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 this day in history 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain  

1981  HIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people on this day in history.  

1982  Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico on December - 01.  

1982  On December - 01 dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday  

1983  On December - 01 rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury  

1983  On this day in history mirsky, mathematician, dies  

1986  Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains" on this day in history.  

1986  Horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel  

1987  On this day in history donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57  

1988  On this day in history 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On December - 01 birth of louis VI of France (d. 1137)  

1083  Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153) was born on December - 01.  

1521  Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) was born on December - 01.  

1525  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on December - 01.  

1549  Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC) was born on December - 01.  

1566  Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen was born on this day in history.  

1573  Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile was born on this day in history.  

1580  On December - 01 birth of nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  On December - 01 eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies  

1135  Henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies on December - 01.  

1241  On December - 01 death of isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)  

1374  Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies on December - 01.  

1377  Death of King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316) on this day in history.  

1417  On this day in history walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies  

1433  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)  

1455  Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77 on December - 01.  

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