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Historical Events In December - 06

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

1950  Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history j Edward Bromberg, dies at 47  

1952  Czech govt tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata on this day in history.  

1953  Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14 on this day in history.  

1953  On December - 06 konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48  

1954  On December - 06 simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt  

1955  On December - 06 new York psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing  

1955  On this day in history the Federal government standardized the size of license plates throughout the U.S. Previously, individual states had designed their own license plates, resulting in wide variations.  

1955  NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing on this day in history.  

1956  Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa on December - 06.  

1956  "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances on December - 06.  

1957  AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987) on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history the first US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up  

1957  1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up on this day in history.  

1958  US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back on December - 06.  

1958  On this day in history erwin Bodky, composer, dies at 62  

1959  Len Doyle, actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), dies at 66 on December - 06.  

1960  On this day in history aL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels  

1961  27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) on December - 06.  

1962  On December - 06 uS abandons Skybolt ballistic missile program  

1962  On this day in history uS abandons Skybolt balastic missile program  

1963  Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans on this day in history.  

1963  On December - 06 jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81  

1964  "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV on December - 06.  

1965  2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125 on this day in history.  

1965  Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1966  Hermann Heiss, composer, dies at 68 on December - 06.  

1969  300,000 attend the Altamont CA, rock concert feature Rolling Stones on December - 06.  

1970  Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1971  On December - 06 lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice  

1971  Hugo Godron, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38  

1973  Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew on December - 06.  

1973  Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94 on December - 06.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0846  On December - 06 birth of hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874)  

1285  On December - 06 birth of king Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)  

1421  On December - 06 birth of henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)  

1478  On this day in history birth of baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)  

1550  On this day in history birth of orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

1586  On this day in history birth of niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)  

1608  On December - 06 birth of george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland  

1637  On December - 06 birth of sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  On this day in history death of saint Nicholas  

1185  Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1352  Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies on this day in history.  

1531  On this day in history death of john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded  

1550  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1562  Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies on this day in history.  

1598  On December - 06 elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78  

1618  On December - 06 death of jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)  

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