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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1036  On December - 19 birth of su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher  

1498  Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist was born on this day in history.  

1554  On December - 19 birth of philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)  

1676  On this day in history birth of louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist  

1683  On December - 19 birth of philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

1699  William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777) was born on December - 19.  

1714  On this day in history birth of john Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)  

1723  On December - 19 birth of susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother  

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Famous Deaths In December - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0401  On December - 19 anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies  

1075  Death of Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England on December - 19.  

1327  On December - 19 death of agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy  

1370  On December - 19 urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies  

1614  Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1737  On this day in history death of james Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)  

1741  On December - 19 vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies  

1749  Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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