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Historical Events In December - 19

Friday, 18 September 2020

1948  On December - 19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra  

1949  On this day in history luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland  

1950  On December - 19 general Eisenhower named NATO commander  

1950  On December - 19 gen Eisenhower named NATO commander  

1951  On December - 19 nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe  

1951  On December - 19 barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51  

1952  On December - 19 queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"  

1952  On December - 19 harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies  

1953  KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting on December - 19.  

1953  Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85 on December - 19.  

1955  On this day in history carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"  

1957  On this day in history "The Music Man," starring Robert Preston, opens on Broadway  

1957  On this day in history "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances  

1957  On this day in history 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  Penn State’s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game on this day in history.  

1959  Walter Williams, thought to be the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War, dies in Houston, Texas at age 117 on December - 19.  

1959  On December - 19 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0  

1959  Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117 on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)  

1960  Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight on December - 19.  

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  British govt begins decimal coin system on December - 19.  

1962  On this day in history nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland  

1962  On this day in history street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission  

1962  On this day in history nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland  

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 this day in history.  

1967  Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead on December - 19.  

1967  On this day in history alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78  

1968  WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618) was born on December - 19.  

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on this day in history.  

1683  Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46) was born on this day in history.  

1699  William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777) was born on this day in history.  

1714  John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779) was born on this day in history.  

1723  Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother was born on December - 19.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0401  On this day in history 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  Death of Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy on December - 19.  

1370  On this day in history urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies  

1614  Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67 on December - 19.  

1737  On December - 19 death of james Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)  

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

1749  On December - 19 francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76  

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