Historical Events In December - 01
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
1965 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began on this day in history.
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 December - 01 pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
1968 Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66 on December - 01.
1969 US government holds its first draft lottery since WW II on this day in history.
1970 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
1971 John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US on December - 01.
1971 On December - 01 arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93
1972 On this day in history antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
1973 On this day in history australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1973 On this day in history david Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87
1974 Los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8 on December - 01.
1974 On December - 01 lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
1975 On December - 01 nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
1977 On December - 01 paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
1978 President Carter more than doubles national park system size on December - 01.
1980 On this day in history uS Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination
1980 Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1981 On December - 01 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
1981 HIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people on December - 01.
1982 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico on December - 01.
1982 On this day in history dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury on December - 01.
1983 Mirsky, mathematician, dies on December - 01.
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 On this day in history digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel
1987 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57 on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
1988 Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan) on December - 01.
1988 On December - 01 nBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
1989 "Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS on this day in history.