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Historical Events In December - 05

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1940  Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on December - 05.  

1941  On this day in history uSS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.  

1941  Football Writers Association of America organized on this day in history.  

1941  On December - 05 david Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire  

1942  CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto on this day in history.  

1942  Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history nFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves  

1944  German troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht on December - 05.  

1945  Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle on this day in history.  

1945  On December - 05 in the 'Bermuda Triangle' five US Navy bombers, on a training flight, disappear without trace  

1945  "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title  

1948  On December - 05 nY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions  

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 this day in history ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title  

1951  On this day in history "Dragnet" premiers  

1951  "Dragnet" premieres on December - 05.  

1951  "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies on December - 05.  

1952  On December - 05 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die  

1954  KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting on December - 05.  

1955  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 on this day in history.  

1955  AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president on December - 05.  

1955  Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1956  Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history nYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)  

1957  On this day in history william Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC  

1958  Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1959  K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies on December - 05.  

1963  On this day in history herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies  

1964  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 on December - 05.  

1964  Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70 on December - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1377  Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402) was born on December - 05.  

1443  Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on this day in history.  

1495  On December - 05 birth of nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)  

1537  Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597) was born on December - 05.  

1539  On December - 05 birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)  

1545  On this day in history birth of janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet  

1547  On December - 05 birth of ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian  

1661  On December - 05 birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  Death of Saint John of Damascus, theologian on this day in history.  

1082  On December - 05 death of ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona  

1212  On this day in history derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies  

1244  On this day in history johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies  

1355  Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies on December - 05.  

1560  Francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16 on this day in history.  

1570  Death of Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1594  On December - 05 gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82  

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