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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 (8½, 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1036  Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher was born on December - 19.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of william Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)  

1714  On December - 19 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1370  Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies on December - 19.  

1614  Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67 on December - 19.  

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 this day in history.  

1749  Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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