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Historical Events In December - 19

Thursday, 19 May 2022

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

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

1950  On this day in history general Eisenhower named NATO commander  

1950  On December - 19 gen Eisenhower named NATO commander  

1951  On this day in history nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe  

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

1952  Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker" on this day in history.  

1952  Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies on this day in history.  

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

1953  On this day in history robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85  

1955  Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes" on December - 19.  

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

1957  On December - 19 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances  

1957  On December - 19 john W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56  

1958  1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere") on this day in history.  

1959  Penn State’s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game on December - 19.  

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

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 December - 19 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  Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die) on December - 19.  

1961  On December - 19 british govt begins decimal coin system  

1962  On December - 19 nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland  

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

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

1963  Zanzibar becomes independent from UK on this day in history.  

1965  French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%) on December - 19.  

1966  Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

1498  On December - 19 birth of andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist  

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

1676  On December - 19 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  On December - 19 birth of william Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)  

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 this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67  

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

1741  On this day in history vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies  

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

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