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Historical Events In December - 22

Monday, 28 September 2020

1959  On December - 22 continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Ft Worth  

1959  On this day in history gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60  

1960  On this day in history helicopters of HS-3 and HU-2 from Valley Forge rescued 27 men from the oiler SS Pine Ridge as she was breaking up in heavy seas 100 miles off Cape Hatteras.  

1961  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1962  On December - 22 kinderman Place in the Bronx named  

1962  1,000,000th NBA point scored on this day in history.  

1963  Official 30-day mourning period for President John F Kennedy ends on December - 22.  

1963  On this day in history reginald Binette kills four parishioners of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Ottawa in robbery attempt  

1963  On December - 22 oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)  

1964  Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet) on this day in history.  

1964  Quebec- Opening of the Eastern Townships Autoroute on this day in history.  

1964  On December - 22 bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, dies at 66  

1965  Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history belgian govt shuts 6 coal mine  

1965  Al Ritz, actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62 on December - 22.  

1967  On this day in history then Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau tells the Commons that "There is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."  

1967  Lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48 on December - 22.  

1968  Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 on December - 22.  

1969  On December - 22 anglican Church of Canada ordains first woman deacon.  

1969  John Lennon and Yoko Ono spend an hour with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and meet the Minister of Health, John Munro to discuss drug abuse on this day in history.  

1969  Montreal Quebec FLQ terrorists explode bomb in a post office truck on December - 22.  

1969  Myriam Bédard biathlon athlete and Olympic medalist, was born at Loretteville, Quebec, she took up biathlon while an army cadet at age 15 on this day in history.  

1969  Supreme Court rules 1968 Montreal lottery illegal; Quebec sets up provincial lottery corporation; first draw to take place March 14, 1970 on December - 22.  

1969  On this day in history donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), dies at 80  

1970  SS Commander Franz Stangl of Treblinka, sentenced to life in prison on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history uN General Assembly ratifies Kurt Waldheim as secretary-general  

1971  Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58 on December - 22.  

1972  Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell receives a gold record for her album, For the Roses; includes the single, You Turn Me on, I'm a Radio on December - 22.  

1973  On this day in history pierre Berton quoted in Canadian Magazine as saying, "A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe."  

1973  On December - 22 domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87  

1974  Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French on this day in history.  

1974  On December - 22 sault Ste Marie's Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins becomes the 6th NHLer to score 500 goals, in a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings.  

1974  On December - 22 fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70  

1976  35 Unification church couples wed in NYC on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1095  Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154) was born on December - 22.  

1178  Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) was born on this day in history.  

1400  On December - 22 birth of luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)  

1428  Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on December - 22.  

1452  Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on December - 22.  

1459  On this day in history birth of djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II  

1515  On this day in history birth of mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland  

1523  Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen was born on December - 22.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1100  On December - 22 death of duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia  

1337  Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 on December - 22.  

1419  On this day in history john XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies  

1440  Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on this day in history.  

1550  On this day in history death of richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III  

1603  Mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1646  On December - 22 death of peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)  

1660  On December - 22 death of andrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)  

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