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Historical Events In December - 22

Thursday, 28 January 2021

1976  On December - 22 olive Diefenbaker dies; wife of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.  

1977  On this day in history 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes  

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 December - 22.  

1980  On December - 22 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  

1980  Pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior) on this day in history.  

1980  On December - 22 dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47  

1984  On this day in history 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  On this day in history sTS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B  

1986  Quebec Court of Appeal declares that Article 58 or Bill 101 making French the sole languageauthorized on commercial signs is unconstitutional on this day in history.  

1986  Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1987  Canada beats Finland 4-1 to win first-ever gold medal at the annual Izvestia hockey tournament on this day in history.  

1987  Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin on December - 22.  

1987  On December - 22 alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies  

1988  2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ on December - 22.  

1988  On this day in history south Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa  

1988  On this day in history tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast  

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  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 on this day in history.  

1989  On December - 22 samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83  

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  

1990  Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen  

1990  Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president on December - 22.  

1990  On this day in history cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76  

1991  On December - 22 ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91  

1992  Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99 on December - 22.  

1993  On December - 22 alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81  

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 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 this day in history birth of luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)  

1428  On this day in history birth of richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury  

1452  Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on this day in history.  

1459  On December - 22 birth of djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II  

1515  On December - 22 birth of mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland  

1523  On December - 22 birth of charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen  

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Famous Deaths In December - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1100  On this day in history 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 December - 22 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  On December - 22 mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37  

1646  Death of Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596) on this day in history.  

1660  Death of AndrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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