Historical Events In December - 01
Friday, 15 January 2021
1965 On this day in history airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
1967 On this day in history queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
1968 Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66 on this day in history.
1969 On December - 01 uS government holds its first draft lottery since WW II
1970 On December - 01 independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
1970 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies on this day in history.
1971 John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US on this day in history.
1971 Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1972 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1973 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87 on this day in history.
1974 Los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8 on December - 01.
1974 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83 on December - 01.
1975 On December - 01 nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
1977 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1978 President Carter more than doubles national park system size on December - 01.
1980 US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
1981 On December - 01 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
1981 On December - 01 hIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people
1982 On this day in history miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico
1982 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday on December - 01.
1983 On December - 01 rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
1983 On this day in history mirsky, mathematician, dies
1986 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
1986 Horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1987 Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel on December - 01.
1987 On December - 01 donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
1988 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless on this day in history.
1988 Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan) on this day in history.
1988 On December - 01 nBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
1989 On December - 01 "Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS