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Historical Events In December - 01

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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

1967  Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses  

1968  On this day in history 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  On December - 01 uS government holds its first draft lottery since WW II  

1970  Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on this day in history.  

1970  On December - 01 frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies  

1971  John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US on December - 01.  

1971  Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69  

1978  On this day in history president Carter more than doubles national park system size  

1980  US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination on December - 01.  

1980  On December - 01 sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75  

1981  180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain on December - 01.  

1981  On December - 01 hIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people  

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

1982  On this day in history 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 December - 01.  

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

1987  Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57 on December - 01.  

1988  596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless on December - 01.  

1988  Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan) on December - 01.  

1988  NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1521  On December - 01 birth of takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)  

1525  On this day in history birth of tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)  

1549  Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC) was born on this day in history.  

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 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  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 December - 01.  

1241  On this day in history death of isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)  

1374  On this day in history magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies  

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 this day in history lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77  

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