Historical Events In December - 11
Monday, 21 September 2020
1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va on December - 11.
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on December - 11.
1955 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 on December - 11.
1956 On December - 11 anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1957 On December - 11 jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
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 On this day in history yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 Black Sunday on December - 11.
1961 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1961 On December - 11 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 Beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history sST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France)
1967 On this day in history howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC
1968 On December - 11 the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.
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 Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history 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 On December - 11 claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
1981 On December - 11 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 December - 11.
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 December - 11 general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC