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Historical Events In December - 19

Monday, 19 April 2021

1948  2nd political action of Java/Sumatra on this day in history.  

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

1950  General Eisenhower named NATO commander on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history gen Eisenhower named NATO commander  

1951  Nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51  

1952  Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker" on December - 19.  

1952  Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies on December - 19.  

1953  On December - 19 kFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting  

1953  Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1955  Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes" on this day in history.  

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

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

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 December - 19.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1960  Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl was released on RCA Victor Records on December - 19.  

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

1961  On December - 19 british govt begins decimal coin system  

1962  Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland on December - 19.  

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 this day in history zanzibar becomes independent from UK  

1965  On December - 19 french president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)  

1966  On this day in history ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82  

1967  Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead on this day in history.  

1967  On December - 19 alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78  

1968  WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting on December - 19.  

1968  Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84 on December - 19.  

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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 December - 19.  

1554  Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618) was born on this day in history.  

1676  On December - 19 birth of louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist  

1683  On this day in history birth of philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

1699  On December - 19 birth of william Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)  

1714  John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779) was born on December - 19.  

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  Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies on this day in history.  

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  Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies on this day in history.  

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

1737  Death of James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667) on December - 19.  

1741  Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies on December - 19.  

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

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