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Historical Events In December - 19

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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 December - 19.  

1950  Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander on December - 19.  

1951  On December - 19 nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe  

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

1952  On this day in history queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"  

1952  On this day in history harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies  

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 December - 19.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 December - 19.  

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

1959  On this day in history 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 December - 19.  

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

1960  Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die) on December - 19.  

1960  On this day in history mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight  

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

1960  Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die) on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history british govt begins decimal coin system  

1962  Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland on this day in history.  

1962  On December - 19 street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission  

1962  Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland on this day in history.  

1963  Zanzibar becomes independent from UK on December - 19.  

1965  French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%) on this day in history.  

1966  On December - 19 ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82  

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 December - 19.  

1968  On this day in history 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 December - 19.  

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

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on December - 19.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1723  Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother was born on this day in history.  

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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 December - 19.  

1075  On December - 19 death of edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England  

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

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