Historical Events In December - 01
Thursday, 23 March 2023
1965 On December - 01 airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope on December - 01.
1967 On this day in history wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses
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 December - 01.
1970 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on December - 01.
1970 On this day in history frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
1971 On this day in history john and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
1971 On this day in history arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93
1972 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81 on December - 01.
1973 On December - 01 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 On December - 01 los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8
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 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 December - 01.
1980 Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75 on December - 01.
1981 On this day in history 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
1981 HIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people on this day in history.
1982 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury on this day in history.
1983 On December - 01 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 December - 01.
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 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless on December - 01.
1988 On December - 01 benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan)
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.
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