Historical Events In December - 08
Saturday, 06 March 2021
1969 On this day in history vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
1970 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77 on December - 08.
1972 On December - 08 george Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
1978 Golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80 on this day in history.
1978 On December - 08 golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80
1980 On this day in history john Lennon assassinated in New York by Mark David Chapman
1980 John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40 on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64
1982 On December - 08 andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
1983 Slim Pickins western actor dies at 64 after brain surgery on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64
1984 On December - 08 luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81
1987 Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history president Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
1988 On this day in history anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
1989 On this day in history hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies
1990 Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70 on December - 08.
1991 On this day in history russia, Byelorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
1991 The Soviet Union comes to an end, with the forming of a 'Commonwealth of Independent States' on this day in history.
1991 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies on this day in history.
1992 William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1993 On December - 08 the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into US law. NAFTA is a trade pact between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, eliminates virtually all tariffs and trade restrictions between the three nations.
1993 On December - 08 andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
1994 Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67 on December - 08.
1995 On December - 08 carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36
1996 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46 on December - 08.
1997 The Carlton Trail Railway (Omnitrax) takes over the operation of the following CN lines in north western Saskatchewan Warman Junction to just north of Prince Albert. Speers Junction to Meadow Lake on this day in history.
1997 On December - 08 the Carlton Trail Railway (Omnitrax) takes over the operation of the following CN lines in north western Saskatchewan: Warman Junction to just north of Prince Albert. Speers Junction to Meadow Lake.
2005 Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overshoots the runway at Chicago Midway Airport, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 other people on December - 08.
2007 On this day in history 2007 Africa-EU Summit takes place as European Union and African Union leaders gather in Lisbon, Portugal, for their first joint summit in seven years. The British and Czech prime ministers boycott the event due to the presence of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
2012 On this day in history uN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020
2012 On December - 08 in Qatar, the UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.
2018 US President Trump announces John Kelly will be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year on this day in history.
2020 On December - 08 [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom becomes the first nation to begin a mass inoculation campaign using a clinically authorised, fully tested vaccine, tozinameran.