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Historical Events In December - 01

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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 December - 01.  

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

1968  Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting on this day in history.  

1968  Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66 on December - 01.  

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

1971  On December - 01 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 this day in history antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81  

1973  On December - 01 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  On December - 01 los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8  

1974  On December - 01 lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83  

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

1977  On December - 01 paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69  

1978  President Carter more than doubles national park system size on December - 01.  

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 December - 01.  

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 December - 01.  

1982  On this day in history miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico  

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  Mirsky, mathematician, dies on December - 01.  

1986  On December - 01 paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"  

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

1987  On December - 01 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1988  On December - 01 nBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics  

1989  On this day in history "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  Louis VI of France (d. 1137) was born on December - 01.  

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

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

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 December - 01.  

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

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

1580  Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637) was born on December - 01.  

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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 this day in history.  

1241  Death of Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214) on this day in history.  

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

1377  On December - 01 death of king Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)  

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

1433  On this day in history 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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