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Historical Events In December - 17

Monday, 18 January 2021

1965  On this day in history largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages ($0.50)  

1965  On December - 17 tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76  

1966  On December - 17 gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68  

1967  On December - 17 harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59  

1969  50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show on December - 17.  

1969  On December - 17 uSAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings  

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 this day in history.  

1971  Cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir on December - 17.  

1971  On this day in history radio Bangladesh begins transmitting  

1972  On this day in history new line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan  

1972  Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1973  Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101 on December - 17.  

1975  On December - 17 lynette Fromme was sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life  

1975  On December - 17 frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67  

1978  Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)  

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  On December - 17 members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier  

1982  On December - 17 leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58  

1983  On this day in history erik Christensen, NHL player  

1985  Otto Gotsche, writer, dies on December - 17.  

1986  On December - 17 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."  

1986  Wayne Danke Schoen Newton won a $19.2 million judgment against NBC News, which had aired reports linking Newton to mob figures on December - 17.  

1986  Ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer on this day in history.  

1987  Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1988  USS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned on December - 17.  

1990  On December - 17 don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61  

1991  Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode on December - 17.  

1991  John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80 on December - 17.  

1992  Dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83 on this day in history.  

1993  Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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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 December - 17.  

1267  On December - 17 birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

1493  On December - 17 birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

1554  On December - 17 birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on December - 17.  

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 December - 17.  


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 this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  On this day in history death of william Longsword  

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

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

1213  On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.  

1471  On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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