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