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Historical Events In December - 22

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

1976  Olive Diefenbaker dies; wife of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on December - 22.  

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

1977  On December - 22 after only ten months as a professional jockey, sixteen-year-old Steve Cauthen won his 355th race and set a new earnings record.  

1977  The Canadian government starts building first six new naval frigates; part of $1.5 billion naval program. (not nearly enough) on this day in history.  

1977  On December - 22 johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82  

1979  On this day in history darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77  

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  On this day in history pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior)  

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

1984  Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black youths on a NYC subway train on this day in history.  

1984  Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks on this day in history.  

1985  STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B on December - 22.  

1986  On December - 22 quebec Court of Appeal declares that Article 58 or Bill 101 making French the sole languageauthorized on commercial signs is unconstitutional.  

1986  Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84 on December - 22.  

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 this day in history.  

1987  Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies on December - 22.  

1988  2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1988  Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies on this day in history.  

1989  After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu on December - 22.  

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  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  Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen on this day in history.  

1990  Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president on this day in history.  

1990  Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76 on December - 22.  

1991  On this day in history ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91  

1992  On December - 22 frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99  

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

1994  On this day in history italian Prime Minister Berlusconi resigns dec23  

1995  Quebec Lucien Bouchard announces that he is a candidate for the leadership of the Parti Québécois on December - 22.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1095  On this day in history birth of roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)  

1178  On this day in history birth of emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)  

1400  On this day in history birth of luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)  

1428  Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on this day in history.  

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

1459  Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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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  On December - 22 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 December - 22.  

1440  Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on December - 22.  

1550  On December - 22 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 December - 22.  

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

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

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