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Historical Events In December - 18

Monday, 14 June 2021

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  Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1968  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

1969  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

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  US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam on December - 18.  

1973  Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on this day in history.  

1973  Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on December - 18.  

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

1976  George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies on December - 18.  

1977  On December - 18 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  On this day in history 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 December - 18 alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76  

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 December - 18.  

1982  Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history 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 December - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history 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 December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

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

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  On December - 18 birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  On December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.  

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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