Historical Events In December - 05
Monday, 23 May 2022
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 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 this day in history.
1943 NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves on December - 05.
1944 On December - 05 german troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht
1945 On December - 05 aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle
1945 In the 'Bermuda Triangle' five US Navy bombers, on a training flight, disappear without trace on this day in history.
1945 On December - 05 "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
1946 On December - 05 pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
1947 On this day in history jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis
1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions on December - 05.
1949 On this day in history ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea on this day in history.
1950 On December - 05 ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1951 "Dragnet" premiers on this day in history.
1951 "Dragnet" premieres on December - 05.
1951 On this day in history "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
1952 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die on December - 05.
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 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 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on December - 05.
1957 On December - 05 nYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
1957 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
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 Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies on December - 05.
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 this day in history.