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.