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Historical Events In December - 11

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1954  On this day in history uSS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va  

1954  Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on this day in history.  

1955  On December - 11 franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51  

1956  On December - 11 anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

1957  On December - 11 jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra  

1958  Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history 4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls  

1959  On December - 11 yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri  

1960  On December - 11 black Sunday  

1961  Adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel on December - 11.  

1961  Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks on December - 11.  

1961  JFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam on this day in history.  

1961  "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released on this day in history.  

1964  On December - 11 percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76  

1967  Beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit on December - 11.  

1967  On December - 11 sST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France)  

1967  On December - 11 howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC  

1968  The Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years on this day in history.  

1968  Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 on December - 11.  

1969  On December - 11 the secretary of the Moscow writer's union declares that nudity as displayed in the popular play "Oh! Calcutta!" is a sign of decadence in Western culture  

1972  Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon on this day in history.  

1972  On December - 11 john Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies  

1973  Karen and Richard Carpenter received a gold record for their single, Top of the World on this day in history.  

1974  Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1975  On December - 11 first class postage rises from $0.10 to $0.13  

1978  On December - 11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry  

1979  Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1981  Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick on December - 11.  

1981  Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center on December - 11.  

1981  On December - 11 uN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General  

1983  On December - 11 first visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)  

1983  Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82 on December - 11.  

1984  George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90 on December - 11.  

1985  On this day in history general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  On December - 11 birth of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) was born on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  On this day in history birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer was born on December - 11.  

1709  On this day in history birth of louise Elisabeth of OrlĂ©ans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)  

1712  Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) was born on this day in history.  

1725  On December - 11 birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  Death of Pope Damasus I on December - 11.  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on this day in history.  

1121  On December - 11 death of al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)  

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on December - 11.  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on this day in history.  

1282  Death of Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history death of henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake  

1532  On December - 11 death of pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)  

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