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