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