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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

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  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on December - 21.  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

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

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On December - 21 death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on December - 21.  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on December - 21.  

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