Historical Events In December - 17
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1965 On December - 17 largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages ($0.50)
1965 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76 on December - 17.
1966 Gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68 on December - 17.
1967 On December - 17 harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
1969 On this day in history 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
1969 USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings on December - 17.
1969 Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67 on December - 17.
1970 The Beach Boys played to royalty at Royal Albert Hall in London. Princess Margaret was in attendance and shook the royal jewelry to such classics as Good Vibrations, I Get Around and Help Me, Rhonda on December - 17.
1971 Cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir on this day in history.
1971 On December - 17 radio Bangladesh begins transmitting
1972 On this day in history new line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan
1972 On this day in history erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
1973 On December - 17 charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
1975 Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life on this day in history.
1975 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67 on December - 17.
1978 Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda on December - 17.
1979 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) on December - 17.
1979 Driver Stan Barrett became the first person in the world to travel faster than sound on land. He drove the Budweiser Rocket car at a top speed of 739.666 in a one-way run at Rogers Dry Lake,California on this day in history.
1981 Members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier on this day in history.
1982 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58 on December - 17.
1983 On December - 17 erik Christensen, NHL player
1985 On this day in history otto Gotsche, writer, dies
1986 Richard Kuklinski, a suspect in several murders, is arrested by undercover agents at a truck stop off the New Jersey Turnpike, marking the culmination of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' "Operation Iceman." on December - 17.
1986 On this day in history wayne Danke Schoen Newton won a $19.2 million judgment against NBC News, which had aired reports linking Newton to mob figures
1986 On this day in history ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer
1987 On this day in history bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87
1988 On December - 17 uSS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
1990 Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61 on this day in history.
1991 Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode on December - 17.
1991 On this day in history john Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
1992 On this day in history dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
1993 On December - 17 janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer
1994 North Korea shoots down a US Army helicopter when it strays north of the demilitarized zone.dec18 on December - 17.
1994 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64 on December - 17.