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Historical Events In December - 19

Friday, 14 May 2021

1969  On this day in history beatle's 7th Christmas album is released  

1971  On this day in history "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances  

1972  On December - 19 apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth  

1974  Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as the 41st VP on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history nelson Rockefeller sworn in as American Vice-President  

1974  The personal computer revolution was launched quietly on this day when the Altair 8800, a do-it-yourself computer kit, went on sale for $397 on this day in history.  

1975  John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice on this day in history.  

1977  On December - 19 nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101  

1979  On this day in history the Senate green lighted a $1.5 billion loan to help put the auto maker Chrysler back on its feet. In the short term, though, the loan did little to staunch the bleeding  

1980  On December - 19 anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts  

1980  On this day in history iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages  

1982  Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1983  After a grueling and sometimes bloody six weeks on the picket line, striking Greyhound workers agreed to sign off on a new contract and head back to work on this day in history.  

1984  On December - 19 fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people  

1984  Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1985  On December - 19 aBC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments  

1985  ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary on December - 19.  

1985  NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373) on December - 19.  

1986  On December - 19 uSSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile  

1988  NASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars on this day in history.  

1988  On December - 19 unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated  

1989  American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route on December - 19.  

1989  On this day in history dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87  

1990  Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71 on December - 19.  

1991  On December - 19 6,000th episode of One Life To Live  

1991  Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin on December - 19.  

1991  Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81 on December - 19.  

1993  On this day in history anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47  

1994  Great Britain's prestigious Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile maker, announced that its future cars would feature 12-cylinder motors manufactured by Germany's BMW on December - 19.  

1994  Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1995  Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79 on December - 19.  

1996  On December - 19 marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72  

1997  David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52 on December - 19.  

2005  On December - 19 keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)  

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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  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 this day in history birth of louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist  

1683  Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46) was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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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 December - 19 melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67  

1737  Death of James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667) on this day in history.  

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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