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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  

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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 December - 17.  

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

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on December - 17.  

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

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on December - 17.  

1632  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on December - 17.  

1638  On December - 17 birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  

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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 December - 17.  

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

1195  On this day in history boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies  

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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

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

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