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Historical Events In December - 17

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1965  Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages ($0.50) on December - 17.  

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 this day in history harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59  

1969  On December - 17 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  On this day in history 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.  

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  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 December - 17.  

1975  Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

1979  Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) on December - 17.  

1979  On December - 17 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.  

1981  Members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier on December - 17.  

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  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 December - 17.  

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

1988  On December - 17 uSS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned  

1990  On this day in history 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  On December - 17 john Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80  

1992  On December - 17 dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83  

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

1994  On December - 17 north Korea shoots down a US Army helicopter when it strays north of the demilitarized zone.dec18  

1994  On this day in history jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  On this day in history birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on December - 17.  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on December - 17.  

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

1619  On this day in history birth of ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician  

1619  On December - 17 birth of prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)  

1632  On December - 17 birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

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

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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 this day in history death of william Longsword  

1187  Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on December - 17.  

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

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

1273  On this day in history death of rumi (b.1207)  

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

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