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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  On December - 11 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 this day in history birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  On December - 11 birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer was born on December - 11.  

1709  On this day in history birth of louise Elisabeth of OrlĂ©ans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)  

1712  On December - 11 birth of francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1725  On December - 11 birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  On this day in history death of pope Damasus I  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on this day in history.  

1121  On December - 11 death of al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)  

1226  On December - 11 death of robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177)  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on this day in history.  

1282  On this day in history death of llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.  

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 December - 11.  

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