Historical Events In December - 01
Sunday, 28 February 2021
1965 On this day in history airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
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 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 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 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 Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93 on December - 01.
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 On this day in history david Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87
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 Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1977 On December - 01 paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
1978 President Carter more than doubles national park system size on this day in history.
1980 US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination on this day in history.
1980 Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1981 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain on this day in history.
1981 On December - 01 hIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people
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 On December - 01 rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
1983 On December - 01 mirsky, mathematician, dies
1986 Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains" on December - 01.
1986 On this day in history horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
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 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 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history "Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS