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Historical Events In December - 29

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1965  On December - 29 "Thunderball" premieres in US  

1965  Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)  

1967  On December - 29 parliament drops death penalty for murder, except policemen or prison guards; for five-year trial period.  

1967  Star Trek's "The Trouble With Tribbles" first airs ( a classic) on this day in history.  

1967  Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs on this day in history.  

1967  On December - 29 paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77  

1968  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87  

1972  Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101 on December - 29.  

1972  On December - 29 fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83  

1974  Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC on December - 29.  

1975  On this day in history 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC  

1975  Eleven people die when a bomb explodes in the main terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York on December - 29.  

1976  Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22 on this day in history.  

1978  Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government on this day in history.  

1979  Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum on this day in history.  

1980  Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67  

1981  Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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  US announced withdrawal from UNESCO on December - 29.  

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  On December - 29 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  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  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

1678  On December - 29 birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  On this day in history 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  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.  

Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  Death of Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) on December - 29.  

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 this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

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

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

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

1634  On December - 29 death of john Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)  

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