Historical Events In December - 18
Monday, 14 June 2021
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 Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1969 On December - 18 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 this day in history.
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 US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam on December - 18.
1973 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on this day in history.
1973 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 on December - 18.
1974 On December - 18 san Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens
1976 George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies on December - 18.
1977 On December - 18 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 On this day in history 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 December - 18 alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
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 December - 18.
1982 Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1987 On this day in history 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 December - 18.
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 this day in history.
1991 On this day in history deForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.