Historical Events In December - 19
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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 December - 19.
1975 John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice on December - 19.
1977 On this day in history 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 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts on December - 19.
1980 On this day in history iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
1982 On December - 19 jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
1983 On this day in history 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
1984 On this day in history fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
1984 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1985 ABC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments on this day in history.
1985 ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary on this day in history.
1985 NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373) on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history uSSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
1988 NASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars on December - 19.
1988 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated on this day in history.
1989 On December - 19 american Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
1989 On this day in history dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87
1990 On December - 19 basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
1991 On this day in history 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
1991 On December - 19 boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin
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 On December - 19 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
1994 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39 on this day in history.
1995 On December - 19 dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79
1996 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8Â½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1997 David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52 on December - 19.
2005 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933) on this day in history.