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Historical Events In December - 24

Monday, 28 September 2020

1961  Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76 on December - 24.  

1962  On December - 24 uSSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR  

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  Luna 13 lands on Moon on December - 24.  

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

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

1966  Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69 on December - 24.  

1967  On this day in history pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand  

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

1968  Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane  

1971  On this day in history 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 December - 24.  

1973  On this day in history ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200  

1974  Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history tilly Losch, actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70  

1975  On December - 24 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  On December - 24 dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82  

1980  On this day in history americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds  

1980  Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73 on December - 24.  

1984  On this day in history ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53  

1986  On December - 24 french hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released  

1986  On this day in history gardner F[rancis] Fox, author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), dies at 75  

1987  On this day in history john M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68  

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  Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Soviet Union on December - 24.  

1991  Walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on this day in history.  

1564  On December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on this day in history.  

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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 December - 24.  

1069  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

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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