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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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)  

1475  Pope Leo X (d. 1521) was born on December - 11.  

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 December - 11 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 December - 11.  

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 December - 11 death of pope Damasus I  

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

1121  Death of Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066) on this day in history.  

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on this day in history.  

1282  On December - 11 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 December - 11.  

1532  Death of Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) on this day in history.  

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