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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on December - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on December - 18.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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