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