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Historical Events In December - 18

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1963  On this day in history 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 December - 18 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 this day in history.  

1966  On December - 18 dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS  

1966  Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico on December - 18.  

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 December - 18.  

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  People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days  

1973  On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64  

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  Cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80 on December - 18.  

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  Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1982  On December - 18 flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds  

1982  Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies on December - 18.  

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

1985  UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking" on December - 18.  

1986  On December - 18 mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies  

1987  On this day in history benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari  

1987  On December - 18 federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term  

1989  On December - 18 "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  DeForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December - 18.  

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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  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

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

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

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On December - 18 death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

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

1133  On December - 18 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 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 December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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