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Historical Events In December - 21

Monday, 08 March 2021

1962  Angolin leaves Comecon on December - 21.  

1963  On December - 21 jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies  

1965  On December - 21 claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74  

1966  USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55  

1968  On December - 21 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).  

1968  On December - 21 apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage  

1969  On this day in history diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)  

1970  WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1971  UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary general on December - 21.  

1972  On this day in history soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany  

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

1973  On December - 21 israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva  

1974  On December - 21 richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47  

1975  On December - 21 first New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)  

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 December - 21.  

1976  On this day in history uN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child  

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

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

1978  Police in Des Plaines IL, arrested John W Gacy Jr for murder on December - 21.  

1979  Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game on this day in history.  

1979  Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies on this day in history.  

1980  On December - 21 marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90  

1983  On this day in history loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan  

1983  Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73 on December - 21.  

1984  USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come on December - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1987  On December - 21 soyuz TM-4 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir  

1987  Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history after a record 365 days in space, two Russian and one French cosmonaut return to Earth  

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  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on December - 21.  

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

1518  On December - 21 birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On December - 21 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 this day in history.  

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on December - 21.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

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

1308  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1504  On December - 21 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 December - 21.  

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

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