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Historical Events In December - 18

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1963  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission  

1965  "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances on December - 18.  

1966  On this day in history dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS  

1966  On this day in history gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico  

1967  The British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow on December - 18.  

1968  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1969  On December - 18 britain abolishes death penalty  

1969  On this day in history "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances  

1970  On this day in history "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs  

1971  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

1972  US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam on this day in history.  

1973  Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on December - 18.  

1973  Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1974  On December - 18 san Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens  

1976  On December - 18 george Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies  

1977  Cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1978  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 on this day in history.  

1979  On December - 18 stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)  

1980  On December - 18 bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden  

1980  Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76 on December - 18.  

1981  Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide on this day in history.  

1982  Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on this day in history.  

1982  On December - 18 raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies  

1984  On December - 18 christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles.  

1985  On December - 18 uN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"  

1986  Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies on December - 18.  

1987  Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term  

1989  On this day in history "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years  

1990  On this day in history anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87  

1991  On December - 18 deForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  On this day in history birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on December - 18.  

1633  On December - 18 birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On December - 18 birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  

0821  On December - 18 death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on this day in history.  

1290  On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on December - 18.  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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