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Historical Events In December - 22

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

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 December - 22.  

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  The Canadian government starts building first six new naval frigates; part of $1.5 billion naval program. (not nearly enough) on December - 22.  

1977  Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1979  On December - 22 darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77  

1980  On this day in history 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 December - 22 bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black youths on a NYC subway train  

1984  On December - 22 madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks  

1985  STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B on this day in history.  

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  On December - 22 celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84  

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

1987  On December - 22 motley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin  

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 this day in history.  

1988  South Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa on December - 22.  

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

1988  On this day in history 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 December - 22.  

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

1990  On December - 22 iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait  

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

1990  On December - 22 lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president  

1990  On December - 22 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 this day in history.  

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  On December - 22 birth of emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)  

1400  Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1515  Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on this day in history.  

1523  Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1100  Death of Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia on this day in history.  

1337  On this day in history daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54  

1419  John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies on this day in history.  

1440  On December - 22 death of bluebeard, pirate, executed  

1550  Death of Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III on December - 22.  

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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