Historical Events In December - 29
Saturday, 06 March 2021
1965 "Thunderball" premieres in US on December - 29.
1965 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79 on December - 29.
1966 On this day in history pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
1967 On this day in history parliament drops death penalty for murder, except policemen or prison guards; for five-year trial period.
1967 On December - 29 star Trek's "The Trouble With Tribbles" first airs ( a classic)
1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs on December - 29.
1967 Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1968 On December - 29 balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history john de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
1971 Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87 on this day in history.
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101 on this day in history.
1972 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83 on December - 29.
1974 On December - 29 murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC on this day in history.
1975 On December - 29 eleven people die when a bomb explodes in the main terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
1976 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22 on this day in history.
1978 On December - 29 shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1979 On this day in history red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1980 On December - 29 shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
1980 On December - 29 roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
1981 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41 on December - 29.
1982 Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history arnold Schwarzenegger was cited for driving without a license after he drove his Jeep into a ditch with Maria Shriver aboard. No one was hurt.
1983 On December - 29 uS announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1984 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections on December - 29.
1984 On this day in history leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
1986 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54 on this day in history.
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum on this day in history.
1988 On December - 29 victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1989 On this day in history canada is the first country in the world to ban smoking on domestic airlines.
1989 On this day in history vaclav Havel becomes the first non-communist elected as president of Czechoslovakia in 40 years.
1989 On this day in history wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova are named athletes of the decade by the Associated Press
1991 On December - 29 julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64