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.