Historical Events In December - 19
Thursday, 25 February 2021
1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released on this day in history.
1971 On December - 19 "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 December - 19.
1974 On December - 19 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 On December - 19 john Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1977 On this day in history nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
1979 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 on December - 19.
1980 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts on December - 19.
1980 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages on December - 19.
1982 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71 on December - 19.
1983 On December - 19 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 Fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people on December - 19.
1984 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54 on December - 19.
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 On December - 19 nFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373).
1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile on December - 19.
1988 On this day in history nASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars
1988 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated on December - 19.
1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route on December - 19.
1989 On December - 19 dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87
1990 On this day in history 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 Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin on this day in history.
1991 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81 on December - 19.
1993 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47 on December - 19.
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 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8Â½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72 on December - 19.
1997 David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52 on this day in history.
2005 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933) on December - 19.