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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  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  On December - 29 birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

1678  On this day in history birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  On December - 29 birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  On December - 29 birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

1743  On December - 29 birth of alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1767  On this day in history birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

1776  On this day in history birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  


Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  On December - 29 death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

1141  On December - 29 death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

1170  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on December - 29.  

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on December - 29.  

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on December - 29.  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on this day in history.  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on December - 29.  

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