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.