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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On this day in history 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  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on December - 01.  

1549  On December - 01 birth of johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)  

1566  On this day in history birth of philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen  

1573  On December - 01 birth of philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile  

1580  Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On December - 01 henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies  

1241  On December - 01 death of isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)  

1374  Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies on this day in history.  

1377  Death of King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316) on December - 01.  

1417  On December - 01 walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies  

1433  Death of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377) on this day in history.  

1455  On this day in history lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77  

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