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.