Historical Events In December - 12
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1958 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history uN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
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 Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA on this day in history.
1961 Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91 on this day in history.
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
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 this day in history kenya gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1963 On this day in history 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 On December - 12 h I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
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 December - 12.
1967 On this day in history uS launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
1968 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired on this day in history.
1968 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 on this day in history.
1970 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays on December - 12.
1970 On this day in history louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
1971 David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80 on December - 12.
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 On December - 12 gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
1975 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford on this day in history.
1976 QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet on December - 12.
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 December - 12.
1979 On December - 12 gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
1979 Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe on this day in history.
1980 US's copyright law amended to include computer programs on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)