Historical Events In December - 29
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1965 On this day in history "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79 on December - 29.
1966 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass) on December - 29.
1967 Parliament drops death penalty for murder, except policemen or prison guards; for five-year trial period on December - 29.
1967 Star Trek's "The Trouble With Tribbles" first airs ( a classic) on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77 on December - 29.
1968 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game on this day in history.
1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause on December - 29.
1970 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1971 Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87 on December - 29.
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101 on this day in history.
1972 On December - 29 fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
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 this day in history shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1979 On December - 29 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 this day in history roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
1981 On December - 29 guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
1982 Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79 on December - 29.
1983 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 on this day in history.
1983 On December - 29 uS announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1984 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections on this day in history.
1984 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84 on December - 29.
1986 On December - 29 andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
1988 On December - 29 soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes on December - 29.
1989 Canada is the first country in the world to ban smoking on domestic airlines on December - 29.
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes the first non-communist elected as president of Czechoslovakia in 40 years on this day in history.
1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova are named athletes of the decade by the Associated Press on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64