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Historical Events In December - 24

Monday, 10 May 2021

1961  Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1962  USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR on this day in history.  

1963  On December - 24 greek & Turks riot in Cyprus  

1964  On this day in history shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek  

1966  On this day in history luna 13 lands on Moon  

1966  USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129 on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 perfs  

1966  On December - 24 gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69  

1967  Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand on this day in history.  

1967  China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC on this day in history.  

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 December - 24.  

1970  On December - 24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane  

1971  Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later on December - 24.  

1972  Charles Atlas, bodybuilder, dies at 79 on December - 24.  

1973  On December - 24 ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200  

1974  Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year on December - 24.  

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  On this day in history victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79  

1979  1st Ariane-rocket launched on this day in history.  

1979  Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 on December - 24.  

1980  Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds on this day in history.  

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  On December - 24 french hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released  

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 December - 24.  

1989  Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at the Vatican embassy on December - 24.  

1990  On December - 24 saddam says Israel will be Iraq's main target  

1991  On December - 24 mary Kinnear dies at age 93; appointed to the Senate 1967; one of Canada's first female senators.  

1991  On this day in history mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Soviet Union  

1991  On December - 24 walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On this day in history birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on December - 24.  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on December - 24.  

1475  On this day in history birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on December - 24.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on December - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on December - 24.  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1524  On this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

1541  On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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