Historical Events In December - 01
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1965 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began on this day in history.
1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope on this day in history.
1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses on this day in history.
1968 Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting on this day in history.
1968 On December - 01 hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66
1969 US government holds its first draft lottery since WW II on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
1970 On this day in history frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
1971 On December - 01 john and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
1971 Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93 on December - 01.
1972 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81 on December - 01.
1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea on this day in history.
1973 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87 on December - 01.
1974 On December - 01 los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8
1974 On this day in history lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
1975 Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80 on December - 01.
1977 On December - 01 paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
1978 On December - 01 president Carter more than doubles national park system size
1980 US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination on December - 01.
1980 On December - 01 sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
1981 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history hIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people
1982 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico on this day in history.
1982 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday on this day in history.
1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury on this day in history.
1983 On December - 01 mirsky, mathematician, dies
1986 On December - 01 paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
1986 Horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1987 On December - 01 digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel
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 December - 01.
1988 Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan) on December - 01.
1988 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics on December - 01.
1989 "Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS on December - 01.