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Historical Events In December - 11

Thursday, 09 December 2021

1954  USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va on this day in history.  

1954  Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on December - 11.  

1955  Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 on December - 11.  

1956  Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra  

1958  On this day in history upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France  

1958  On December - 11 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 this day in history black Sunday  

1961  On December - 11 adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel  

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 December - 11.  

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

1964  Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76 on December - 11.  

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  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 December - 11.  

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

1969  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 on December - 11.  

1972  On this day in history astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon  

1972  On this day in history 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 December - 11 reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63  

1975  First class postage rises from $0.10 to $0.13 on December - 11.  

1978  On this day in history 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  On this day in history claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66  

1981  On this day in history muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick  

1981  Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center on this day in history.  

1981  UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history first visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)  

1983  On this day in history szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82  

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 December - 11.  

1475  Pope Leo X (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on December - 11.  

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  George Mason, American statesman (d. 1792) was born on December - 11.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  On this day in history death of pope Damasus I  

0711  On this day in history justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42  

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  On this day in history llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

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  Death of Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1532  Death of Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) on December - 11.  

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