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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)  

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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 December - 12.  

1418  On this day in history birth of albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)  

1574  Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II was born on December - 12.  

1574  Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

1579  Heinrich Steuccius, composer was born on December - 12.  

1610  On this day in history birth of saint Vasilije (d. 1671)  

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

1659  On December - 12 birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

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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  On December - 12 tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  On this day in history maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

1212  On this day in history death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

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

1574  On this day in history death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

1586  Death of Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533) on this day in history.  

1600  John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies on December - 12.  

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