Historical Events In December - 11
Friday, 03 July 2020
1954 On this day in history uSS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on December - 11.
1955 On this day in history franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51
1956 Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland on December - 11.
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra on this day in history.
1958 On December - 11 upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1958 On December - 11 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 this day in history.
1960 Black Sunday on this day in history.
1961 Adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel on December - 11.
1961 On this day in history elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks
1961 JFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam on December - 11.
1961 On this day in history "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1964 Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76 on December - 11.
1967 On December - 11 beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit
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 this day in history the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.
1968 On this day in history nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
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 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon on December - 11.
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 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 on this day in history.
1979 On December - 11 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 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 December - 11 first visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82 on December - 11.
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.