Historical Events In December - 12
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
1958 On December - 12 dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
1959 UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established on December - 12.
1959 Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1961 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 on December - 12.
1961 On this day in history martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA
1961 Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91 on this day in history.
1962 On December - 12 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67 on December - 12.
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 December - 12.
1964 On this day in history 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 December - 12.
1965 On this day in history gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record
1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales) on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67
1967 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit on this day in history.
1968 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired on this day in history.
1968 On December - 12 tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
1970 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays on this day in history.
1970 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82 on December - 12.
1971 On December - 12 david Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80
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 this day in history.
1976 On this day in history qB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet
1976 On this day in history jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
1977 On December - 12 clementine O Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones, dies at 92
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 On this day in history rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe
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)