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Historical Events In December - 18

Friday, 18 September 2020

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 December - 18.  

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

1965  On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances  

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

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

1967  On this day in history the British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow  

1968  On December - 18 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1969  Britain abolishes death penalty on December - 18.  

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

1970  "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on December - 18.  

1971  On this day in history 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 December - 18.  

1972  On December - 18 uS began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam  

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

1973  On December - 18 giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64  

1974  On this day in history san Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens  

1976  On this day in history george Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies  

1977  On this day in history 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  Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) on December - 18.  

1980  Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden on December - 18.  

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 December - 18.  

1982  On this day in history flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds  

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

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 December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years  

1990  Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on December - 18.  

1991  DeForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in history.  

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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  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  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on December - 18.  


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  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  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

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

1505  On this day in history death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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