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