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Historical Events In December - 24

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1961  On this day in history guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76  

1962  USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR on December - 24.  

1963  On this day in history greek & Turks riot in Cyprus  

1964  On December - 24 shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek  

1966  On this day in history luna 13 lands on Moon  

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

1967  On December - 24 pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand  

1967  China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC on December - 24.  

1968  On this day in history 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  On December - 24 walt Disney's "The Aristocats" is released  

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  Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200 on December - 24.  

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

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

1975  Bernard Herrmann, US movie composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1976  Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1979  1st Ariane-rocket launched on December - 24.  

1979  On December - 24 dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82  

1980  On December - 24 americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds  

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

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 this day in history.  

1986  Gardner F[rancis] Fox, author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), dies at 75 on December - 24.  

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

1989  On December - 24 panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at the Vatican embassy  

1990  Saddam says Israel will be Iraq's main target on this day in history.  

1991  Mary Kinnear dies at age 93; appointed to the Senate 1967; one of Canada's first female senators on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 24 birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

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

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

1588  On December - 24 birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On this day in history death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  On December - 24 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  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.  

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

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