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Historical Events In December - 21

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1962  On December - 21 angolin leaves Comecon  

1963  Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.  

1965  Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74 on December - 21.  

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  On December - 21 apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage  

1969  On December - 21 diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)  

1970  WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting on December - 21.  

1971  On this day in history uN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary general  

1972  Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70  

1973  Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva on December - 21.  

1974  Richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history first New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)  

1975  On this day in history "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances  

1975  On December - 21 william Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61  

1976  UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child on December - 21.  

1976  On December - 21 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins  

1976  Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history 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  Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies on December - 21.  

1980  Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1985  On December - 21 aRCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA  

1986  On this day in history over 50,000 students demonstrate in Shanghai's Peoples Square, for democracy and freedom in China  

1987  3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man on December - 21.  

1987  Soyuz TM-4 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies  

1988  After a record 365 days in space, two Russian and one French cosmonaut return to Earth on December - 21.  

1988  Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine on December - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  On December - 21 birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

1537  On this day in history birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1596  On December - 21 birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on December - 21.  

1616  On December - 21 birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  On this day in history death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

1504  On this day in history death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

1579  On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

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