Historical Events In December - 19
Monday, 18 January 2021
1948 On December - 19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland on December - 19.
1950 General Eisenhower named NATO commander on December - 19.
1950 On this day in history gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
1951 On this day in history nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe
1951 On this day in history barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
1952 On this day in history queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
1952 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies on December - 19.
1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1953 Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes" on December - 19.
1957 "The Music Man," starring Robert Preston, opens on Broadway on December - 19.
1957 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances on December - 19.
1957 On December - 19 john W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
1958 On December - 19 1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")
1959 On December - 19 penn State’s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game
1959 On December - 19 walter Williams, thought to be the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War, dies in Houston, Texas at age 117.
1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0 on this day in history.
1959 On December - 19 walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1960 On this day in history fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)
1960 On this day in history mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight
1960 On this day in history neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl was released on RCA Victor Records
1960 On December - 19 fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die)
1961 On this day in history british govt begins decimal coin system
1962 On this day in history nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1962 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission on this day in history.
1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland on December - 19.
1963 On December - 19 zanzibar becomes independent from UK
1965 French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%) on this day in history.
1966 Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82 on December - 19.
1967 On this day in history prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
1967 On this day in history alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
1968 On December - 19 wCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 On December - 19 norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84