Historical Events In December - 24
Friday, 03 July 2020
1961 Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1962 On December - 24 uSSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus on December - 24.
1964 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek on December - 24.
1966 On December - 24 luna 13 lands on Moon
1966 On this day in history uSAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129
1966 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 perfs on December - 24.
1966 On this day in history gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69
1967 On this day in history pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand
1967 On this day in history china PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1968 On December - 24 apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
1970 On this day in history 9 Jews are convicted in Lenningrad of hijacking a plane
1970 Walt Disney's "The Aristocats" is released on this day in history.
1970 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane on this day in history.
1971 On December - 24 peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
1972 Charles Atlas, bodybuilder, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1973 On December - 24 ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
1974 On this day in history cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
1974 Tilly Losch, actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history bernard Herrmann, US movie composer, dies at 64
1976 Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79 on December - 24.
1979 On December - 24 1st Ariane-rocket launched
1979 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1980 On December - 24 americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
1980 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1984 Ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53 on this day in history.
1986 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released on December - 24.
1986 On December - 24 gardner F[rancis] Fox, author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), dies at 75
1987 John M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1989 Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at the Vatican embassy on December - 24.
1990 Saddam says Israel will be Iraq's main target on December - 24.
1991 Mary Kinnear dies at age 93; appointed to the Senate 1967; one of Canada's first female senators on December - 24.
1991 On this day in history mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Soviet Union
1991 Walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46 on December - 24.