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Historical Events In December - 08

Saturday, 02 July 2022

1969  On December - 08 vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80  

1970  On this day in history christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77  

1972  George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash on December - 08.  

1978  Golda Meir served as Israel's PM (1969-74, dies in Jerusalem at 80 on this day in history.  

1978  Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80 on December - 08.  

1980  John Lennon assassinated in New York by Mark David Chapman on December - 08.  

1980  On December - 08 john Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40  

1981  On this day in history shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64  

1982  Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered on December - 08.  

1983  Slim Pickins western actor dies at 64 after brain surgery on this day in history.  

1983  Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64 on this day in history.  

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  Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79 on December - 08.  

1989  On this day in history hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies  

1990  On December - 08 martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70  

1991  Russia, Byelorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States on December - 08.  

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  On December - 08 william Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85  

1993  On this day in history 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 this day in history carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36  

1996  On this day in history howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46  

1997  On this day in history 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.  

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 December - 08.  

2005  On this day in history southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overshoots the runway at Chicago Midway Airport, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 other people.  

2007  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 on December - 08.  

2012  On December - 08 uN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020  

2012  In Qatar, the UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020 on this day in history.  

2018  On this day in history uS President Trump announces John Kelly will be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year  

2020  [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom becomes the first nation to begin a mass inoculation campaign using a clinically authorised, fully tested vaccine, tozinameran on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1508  On this day in history birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer  

1574  Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on December - 08.  

1626  On this day in history birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic  

1678  On December - 08 birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)  

1699  On December - 08 birth of maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)  

1704  Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on December - 08.  

1708  On December - 08 birth of francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)  

1715  On this day in history birth of john Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)  

Famous Deaths In December - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0644  On December - 08 death of omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered  

0899  Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies on this day in history.  

1292  On this day in history john Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62  

1587  On December - 08 death of mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed  

1596  On December - 08 death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico  

1626  On December - 08 death of john Davies, English poet (b. 1569)  

1632  Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on this day in history.  

1643  On this day in history john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59  

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