Historical Events In December - 11
Friday, 14 May 2021
1954 On this day in history uSS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
1954 On December - 11 phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1955 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 on December - 11.
1956 On this day in history anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra on December - 11.
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 Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri on December - 11.
1960 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1961 On this day in history jFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam
1961 On December - 11 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1964 On December - 11 percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
1967 On this day in history beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit
1967 On December - 11 sST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France)
1967 Howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC on December - 11.
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 this day in history 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 On December - 11 astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon
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 December - 11.
1974 On this day in history reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
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 December - 11.
1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick on this day in history.
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 First visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome) on this day in history.
1983 On December - 11 szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82
1984 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90 on December - 11.
1985 General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC on this day in history.