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Historical Events In December - 19

Monday, 23 May 2022

1969  On December - 19 beatle's 7th Christmas album is released  

1971  "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances on December - 19.  

1972  On this day in history 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  On December - 19 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  

1975  On December - 19 john Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice  

1977  Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101 on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people  

1984  On December - 19 michel Magne, composer, dies at 54  

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 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  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  On this day in history unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated  

1989  On this day in history american Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route  

1989  Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87 on December - 19.  

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  On this day in history boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin  

1991  Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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

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  Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1996  Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72 on December - 19.  

1997  On December - 19 david Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52  

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  On December - 19 birth of su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher  

1498  On this day in history birth of andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist  

1554  Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618) was born on December - 19.  

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on December - 19.  

1683  On this day in history birth of philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

1699  William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777) was born on December - 19.  

1714  On December - 19 birth of john Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)  

1723  On this day in history birth of susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother  

Famous Deaths In December - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0401  On December - 19 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  On this day in history death of agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy  

1370  On this day in history urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies  

1614  On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67  

1737  On December - 19 death of james Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)  

1741  On this day in history vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies  

1749  On this day in history francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76  

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