Historical Events In December - 18
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1963 On December - 18 winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1964 On this day in history "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
1965 Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission on December - 18.
1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances on this day in history.
1966 Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS on December - 18.
1966 On this day in history gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1967 On December - 18 the British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history britain abolishes death penalty
1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances on this day in history.
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on December - 18.
1971 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic on December - 18.
1971 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61 on this day in history.
1972 On December - 18 uS began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1973 On this day in history soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
1973 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1974 San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens on December - 18.
1976 George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies on December - 18.
1977 On this day in history cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
1978 On December - 18 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 On December - 18 stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
1980 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on December - 18.
1980 On this day in history alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
1981 On this day in history mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
1982 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on December - 18.
1982 Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
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 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years on this day in history.
1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on December - 18.
1991 On December - 18 deForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.