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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  

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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 this day in history birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on December - 29.  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on this day in history.  

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  On December - 29 birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

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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  Death of Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on December - 29.  

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

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

1563  On this day in history death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on December - 29.  

1630  On December - 29 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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