Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 18 September 2020
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 this day in history gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68
1967 Harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59 on this day in history.
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 On December - 17 arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
1970 On December - 17 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 this day in history.
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 December - 17.
1978 Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda on this day in history.
1979 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1982 On this day in history leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
1983 Erik Christensen, NHL player on this day in history.
1985 Otto Gotsche, writer, dies on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 USS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned on December - 17.
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 this day in history.
1991 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1992 On December - 17 dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
1993 On this day in history 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 On December - 17 jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64