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Historical Events In December - 09

Friday, 03 July 2020

1961  Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history tanganyika becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth  

1963  On December - 09 frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped  

1963  Zanzibar gains independence from Britain on December - 09.  

1964  On this day in history edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77  

1965  Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium on this day in history.  

1965  "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres on December - 09.  

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

1967  On December - 09 jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace  

1967  Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in the White House on this day in history.  

1967  On December - 09 nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania  

1968  On this day in history doug Engelbart demonstrates first computer mouse at Stanford  

1970  Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1971  On December - 09 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  On this day in history johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail  

1974  George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies on this day in history.  

1975  President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for NYC on December - 09.  

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

1976  On December - 09 nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71  

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

1978  Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus on December - 09.  

1979  On December - 09 fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84  

1980  On December - 09 61øF in Boston at 1 AM  

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

1981  On this day in history tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56  

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

1982  Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87 on December - 09.  

1983  On this day in history 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 December - 09 david Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53  

1984  On this day in history 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends  

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  Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria) was born on December - 09.  

1447  Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487) was born on December - 09.  

1561  Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony was born on December - 09.  

1569  Martinus de Porres, Peru, saint (patron of social justice) was born on December - 09.  

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

1579  Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history 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  On December - 09 sa'di, great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden), dies  

1437  Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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 December - 09.  

1603  Death of William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559) on December - 09.  

1625  Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Frisian humanist/historian, dies at 78 on December - 09.  

1636  Giovanni B Aleotti, Ital writer/theater architect, dies at about 90 on this day in history.  

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