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.