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Historical Events In December - 12

Thursday, 19 May 2022

1958  On December - 12 dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed  

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 this day in history.  

1961  Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36 on this day in history.  

1961  On December - 12 martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA  

1961  Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91 on December - 12.  

1962  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1962  Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67 on December - 12.  

1963  On December - 12 frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped  

1963  On December - 12 kenya gains independence from Britain (National Day)  

1963  Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron on this day in history.  

1964  On December - 12 shooting starts for Star Trek pilot, "The Cage" (Menagerie)  

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 this day in history.  

1965  Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record on December - 12.  

1965  Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales) on December - 12.  

1965  Johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1967  US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit on December - 12.  

1968  Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired on December - 12.  

1968  Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 on December - 12.  

1970  On this day in history small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays  

1970  Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history david Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80  

1972  On December - 12 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).  

1975  Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia) on December - 12.  

1975  On December - 12 sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford  

1976  On December - 12 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  Clementine O Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones, dies at 92 on December - 12.  

1978  Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53 on December - 12.  

1979  Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce on this day in history.  

1979  On December - 12 rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe  

1980  On December - 12 uS's copyright law amended to include computer programs  

1981  Wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1298  Albert II of Austria (d. 1358) was born on this day in history.  

1418  On December - 12 birth of albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)  

1574  On this day in history birth of anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II  

1574  On this day in history birth of anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)  

1579  On December - 12 birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

1610  On December - 12 birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

1659  On this day in history birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  On December - 12 carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies  

1112  Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies on this day in history.  

1204  Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1212  On December - 12 death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

1263  Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies on this day in history.  

1574  Death of Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524) on December - 12.  

1586  Death of Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533) on December - 12.  

1600  On this day in history john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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