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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.  

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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  On December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On December - 24 birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  On December - 24 birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

1508  On this day in history birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  On this day in history birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

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

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

1257  On December - 24 death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

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

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

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  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

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