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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

1443  On December - 05 birth of pope Julius II (d. 1513)  

1495  Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542) was born on this day in history.  

1537  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)  

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

1545  On December - 05 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 this day in history birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)  

Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  On December - 05 death of saint John of Damascus, theologian  

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  Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies on December - 05.  

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

1560  Francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16 on December - 05.  

1570  On this day in history death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)  

1594  Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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