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Historical Events In December - 11

Sunday, 25 September 2022

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  Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

1957  Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra on December - 11.  

1958  On December - 11 upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France  

1958  4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls on December - 11.  

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

1960  Black Sunday on this day in history.  

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

1961  On December - 11 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released  

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

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

1967  SST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France) on December - 11.  

1967  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon  

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

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

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

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

1981  On this day in history spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center  

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

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  On December - 11 george Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90  

1985  On December - 11 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 this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) was born on December - 11.  

1475  On December - 11 birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history birth of johann Georg Weichenberger, composer  

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 this day in history birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  On December - 11 death of pope Damasus I  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on December - 11.  

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 this day in history.  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on December - 11.  

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 December - 11.  

1524  On December - 11 death of henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake  

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

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