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.