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Historical Events In December - 09

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

1961  On December - 09 tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania  

1961  "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway  

1962  Tanganyika becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth on December - 09.  

1963  On December - 09 frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped  

1963  Zanzibar gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

1964  On December - 09 edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77  

1965  On December - 09 nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium  

1965  On this day in history "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres  

1966  Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1967  Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in the White House  

1967  On this day in history nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania  

1968  Doug Engelbart demonstrates first computer mouse at Stanford on this day in history.  

1970  Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65 on December - 09.  

1971  On this day in history lewis F Powell Jr appointed to the Supreme Court  

1971  On this day in history ralph J Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67 in NYC  

1974  Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail on December - 09.  

1974  On December - 09 george Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies  

1975  On December - 09 president Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for NYC  

1975  William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1976  Nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1977  Clarice Lispector, writer, dies on December - 09.  

1978  Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84  

1980  61øF in Boston at 1 AM on this day in history.  

1981  Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders on this day in history.  

1981  Tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56 on December - 09.  

1982  Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce on December - 09.  

1982  On this day in history fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87  

1983  On December - 09 attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because the food is free and that's easier than paying for it"  

1983  On this day in history david Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53  

1984  6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends on December - 09.  

1985  On this day in history phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 09

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1392  On December - 09 birth of peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)  

1447  On December - 09 birth of chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)  

1561  Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony was born on this day in history.  

1569  On December - 09 birth of martinus de Porres, Peru, saint (patron of social justice)  

1571  On December - 09 birth of adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect  

1579  On this day in history birth of martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639)  

1579  On December - 09 birth of martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice) (d. 1639)  

1581  On this day in history birth of emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daughter of Willem of Orange  

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Famous Deaths In December - 09

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1165  On December - 09 malcom IV, king of Scotland (1153-65), dies at 24  

1292  Sa'di, great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden), dies on this day in history.  

1437  On this day in history sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 70  

1544  Death of Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

1565  Pius IV, [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian Pope (1559-65), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1603  On December - 09 death of william Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)  

1625  On December - 09 ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Frisian humanist/historian, dies at 78  

1636  On December - 09 giovanni B Aleotti, Ital writer/theater architect, dies at about 90  

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