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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on this day in history.  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on this day in history.  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on this day in history.  

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.  

0695  On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  On December - 17 death of william Longsword  

1187  On this day in history gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  

1195  On December - 17 boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies  

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.  

1273  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on this day in history.  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.  

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