Historical Events In December - 12
Saturday, 08 May 2021
1958 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed on this day in history.
1959 UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established on this day in history.
1959 Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79 on December - 12.
1961 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 on December - 12.
1961 Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on December - 12.
1962 On December - 12 sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67
1963 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped on this day in history.
1963 Kenya gains independence from Britain (National Day) on this day in history.
1963 On December - 12 argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron
1964 Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot, "The Cage" (Menagerie) on this day in history.
1964 On December - 12 cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
1964 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies on this day in history.
1965 Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record on this day in history.
1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales) on this day in history.
1965 On December - 12 johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67
1967 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit on December - 12.
1968 On December - 12 rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
1968 On this day in history tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
1970 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays on December - 12.
1970 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1971 David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80 on December - 12.
1972 Captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) on December - 12.
1975 Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia) on this day in history.
1975 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford on December - 12.
1976 QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet on this day in history.
1976 Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49 on December - 12.
1977 Clementine O Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones, dies at 92 on December - 12.
1978 Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 on this day in history.
1979 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce on this day in history.
1979 Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe on this day in history.
1980 On December - 12 uS's copyright law amended to include computer programs
1981 On this day in history wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)