Historical Events In December - 05
Thursday, 02 July 2020
1940 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on December - 05.
1941 On December - 05 uSS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.
1941 On December - 05 football Writers Association of America organized
1941 On December - 05 david Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1942 On this day in history cFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
1942 On December - 05 buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried
1943 NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves on this day in history.
1944 On December - 05 german troops rob all the silver coin in Utrecht
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 this day in history.
1945 "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle) on this day in history.
1946 On December - 05 pres Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
1947 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Joe Louis on this day in history.
1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1948 On December - 05 nY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title on December - 05.
1950 Ships of the RAN participate in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1951 On December - 05 "Dragnet" premiers
1951 "Dragnet" premieres on this day in history.
1951 On December - 05 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
1952 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die on this day in history.
1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
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 this day in history aFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
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 December - 05.
1957 NYC becomes first city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law) on this day in history.
1957 On this day in history william Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in NYC
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 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 this day in history.
1964 On this day in history remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70