Historical Events In December - 05
Monday, 01 March 2021
1940 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on December - 05.
1941 USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history football Writers Association of America organized
1941 David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire on December - 05.
1942 On this day in history cFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
1942 Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried on December - 05.
1943 NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves on December - 05.
1944 German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle
1945 In the 'Bermuda Triangle' five US Navy bombers, on a training flight, disappear without trace on December - 05.
1945 "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) on December - 05.
1946 Pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808 on this day in history.
1947 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis on December - 05.
1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.
1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
1950 On December - 05 ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea
1950 On December - 05 ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1951 On December - 05 "Dragnet" premiers
1951 On this day in history "Dragnet" premieres
1951 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies on December - 05.
1952 On this day in history -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
1954 On December - 05 kTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 On December - 05 the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous trade unions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is formed
1955 On December - 05 aFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1955 Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73 on December - 05.
1956 On December - 05 thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC
1957 NYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) on December - 05.
1957 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC on December - 05.
1958 On December - 05 ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
1959 K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
1964 On this day in history the first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year.
1964 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70 on this day in history.