Historical Events In December - 18
Friday, 18 September 2020
1963 On this day in history winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances on December - 18.
1965 On this day in history borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
1965 On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
1966 Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS on December - 18.
1966 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico on December - 18.
1967 On this day in history the British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow
1968 On December - 18 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty on December - 18.
1969 On this day in history "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on December - 18.
1971 On this day in history people United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
1971 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61 on December - 18.
1972 On December - 18 uS began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1973 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on this day in history.
1973 On December - 18 giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
1974 On this day in history san Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens
1976 On this day in history george Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
1977 On this day in history cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
1978 On this day in history john Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had allegedly been responsible for some incidences of vigilante justice in the coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania
1979 Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) on December - 18.
1980 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on December - 18.
1980 Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 on this day in history.
1981 Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide on December - 18.
1982 On this day in history flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds
1982 On this day in history raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies
1984 Christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles on this day in history.
1985 UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking" on December - 18.
1986 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies on December - 18.
1987 On December - 18 benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari
1987 Federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term on this day in history.
1989 On December - 18 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years
1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on December - 18.
1991 DeForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in history.