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Historical Events In December - 29

Friday, 18 September 2020

1965  "Thunderball" premieres in US on December - 29.  

1965  Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79 on December - 29.  

1966  Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass) on this day in history.  

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  On December - 29 balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game  

1969  On this day in history nY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause  

1970  John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58 on December - 29.  

1971  Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87 on this day in history.  

1972  On December - 29 eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101  

1972  Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83 on December - 29.  

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 this day in history eleven people die when a bomb explodes in the main terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.  

1976  On December - 29 ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22  

1978  Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government on December - 29.  

1979  Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum on December - 29.  

1980  On this day in history shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A  

1980  Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67 on December - 29.  

1981  On December - 29 guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41  

1982  On December - 29 sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79  

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 this day in history uS announced withdrawal from UNESCO  

1984  On this day in history indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections  

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 December - 29.  

1988  On this day in history soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum  

1988  Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history canada is the first country in the world to ban smoking on domestic airlines.  

1989  On December - 29 vaclav Havel becomes the first non-communist elected as president of Czechoslovakia in 40 years.  

1989  Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova are named athletes of the decade by the Associated Press on this day in history.  

1991  Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  On December - 29 birth of francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

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

1678  On December - 29 birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on December - 29.  

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

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer was born on this day in history.  

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer was born on this day in history.  

1776  Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  Death of Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) on this day in history.  

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

1170  On this day in history death of thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

1558  On December - 29 hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

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

1619  On December - 29 antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

1630  On this day in history jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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