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