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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On this day in history birth of louis VI of France (d. 1137)  

1083  On this day in history birth of anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)  

1521  Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) was born on this day in history.  

1525  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.  

1549  On December - 01 birth of johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)  

1566  On December - 01 birth of philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen  

1573  On December - 01 birth of philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile  

1580  On this day in history birth of nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)  

Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1135  Henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies on this day in history.  

1241  On this day in history 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 December - 01.  

1417  Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1433  On December - 01 death of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)  

1455  On December - 01 lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77  

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