Historical Events In December - 22
Monday, 28 September 2020
1976 Olive Diefenbaker dies; wife of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on this day in history.
1977 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes on this day in history.
1977 After only ten months as a professional jockey, sixteen-year-old Steve Cauthen won his 355th race and set a new earnings record on this day in history.
1977 On December - 22 the Canadian government starts building first six new naval frigates; part of $1.5 billion naval program. (not nearly enough)
1977 On this day in history johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
1979 Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1980 Eisenhower returned to Norfolk, Virginia after a 251-day deployment, the longest underway deployment for a Navy ship since World War II. She had been underway for 152 continuous days on this day in history.
1980 Pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior) on December - 22.
1980 On December - 22 dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47
1984 On December - 22 bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black youths on a NYC subway train
1984 On this day in history madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks
1985 STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B on December - 22.
1986 Quebec Court of Appeal declares that Article 58 or Bill 101 making French the sole languageauthorized on commercial signs is unconstitutional on December - 22.
1986 On December - 22 celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
1987 On December - 22 canada beats Finland 4-1 to win first-ever gold medal at the annual Izvestia hockey tournament.
1987 Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin on December - 22.
1987 Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies on December - 22.
1988 On December - 22 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
1988 On December - 22 south Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa
1988 Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast on December - 22.
1988 On December - 22 tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu on this day in history.
1989 On December - 22 cold wave -4øF in Oklahoma City, -6øF in Tulsa, -12øF in Pittsburgh PA, -18øF in Denver CO, -23øF in Kansas City MO, -42øF in Scottsbluff NB, -47øF in Hardin MT and -60øF in Black Hills SD
1989 Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history cold wave: -4øF in Oklahoma City, -6øF in Tulsa, -12øF in Pittsburgh PA, -18øF in Denver CO, -23øF in Kansas City MO, -42øF in Scottsbluff NB, -47øF in Hardin MT and -60øF in Black Hills SD
1990 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait on this day in history.
1990 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen on December - 22.
1990 Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president on December - 22.
1990 On December - 22 cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
1991 Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91 on December - 22.
1992 On December - 22 frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
1993 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81 on December - 22.
1994 Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi resigns dec23 on December - 22.
1995 Quebec Lucien Bouchard announces that he is a candidate for the leadership of the Parti Québécois on December - 22.