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.