Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1962 Angolin leaves Comecon on December - 21.
1963 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies on December - 21.
1965 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1966 USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum on December - 21.
1967 On December - 21 louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
1968 Launch of Apollo 8 with Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission Lovell was one of the first two people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasted 6 days and 3 hours, and included 10 moon orbits. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10) on December - 21.
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage on this day in history.
1969 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show) on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history wUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 On December - 21 uN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary general
1972 On December - 21 soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
1972 Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva
1974 On December - 21 richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
1975 First New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins) on this day in history.
1975 On December - 21 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
1975 William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61 on this day in history.
1976 UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
1976 On December - 21 edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
1978 On December - 21 police in Des Plaines IL, arrested John W Gacy Jr for murder
1979 On December - 21 gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
1979 On this day in history bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
1980 On December - 21 marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
1983 On December - 21 loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
1983 Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1984 USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come on December - 21.
1985 On this day in history aRCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
1986 On December - 21 over 50,000 students demonstrate in Shanghai's Peoples Square, for democracy and freedom in China
1987 On December - 21 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
1987 Soyuz TM-4 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir on December - 21.
1987 On this day in history robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies
1988 On December - 21 after a record 365 days in space, two Russian and one French cosmonaut return to Earth
1988 On this day in history drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine